Bard in the Yard III - Behind The Veil!

Bard in the Yard is different, unique, one-of-a-kind. It's Shakespeare outdoors and in your face. “Everyone I know needs to go watch this!”

"Something wicked this way comes!”

Help the Silver Stage Players celebrate Season 2015 with the third installment of the Bard in the Yard series, Bard in the Yard 3 – Beyond the Veil. This unique production features excerpts from the works of William Shakespeare performed in the intimate outdoor setting of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery backyard. Conceived by director Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, the Bard in the Yard project explores common themes in Shakespeare’s plays. Join us on a journey of the macabre and the mischievous, the weird and the whimsical as we explore what lies beyond the tapestry of human knowledge and existence. Is there more to life than just us? How can we possibly predict what will happen when the worlds of the supernatural and humankind intersect?

Performances are July 16-18, and 22-25 beginning at 7 PM in the backyard of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery located at 518 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada. The show includes passages from Hamlet, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth. Tickets are only $7 and are available at the door.

Directing Bard in the Yard for the third time is Frank L. Sawyer. Frank’s local directing credits include Poe & Pints, The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery, Much Ado About Nothing, I Do! I Do!, Lysistrata, Glengarry Glen Ross, Talk Radio, Bringing it All Back Home, and The Zoo Story among others. About the opportunity Sawyer said, “It is my pleasure to partner once again with Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and their wonderful staff. Performing outdoors in this beautiful setting will be a joy for our audience and us. We would like to thank Jacques Errecart, Joan Anderson, and Jennifer Anderson of DLC for the opportunity to stage our project there for the third time!” Joining the group in the event’s planning, production, and performance are local actors and volunteers Caleb Tapia, Derek Burwell, Dan DuSoleil, Josh Webster, Don Jones, Nick Cdebaca, Jeff Ballew, Heidi DuSoleil, Meghan Campbell, Erika Patrick, Sam Nyberg, Wendy Ramierez, Becky Brown, Emily Anderson, Sandy Beeler, David Patrick, John Wright, John Wells, Toril Lea Hansen, and Michael Bail.

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, on April 23, 1564 and raised there by John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. An English poet and playwright, Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer of all time. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the King’s Men acting company. Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories while his later works were mostly tragedies. Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth, are considered some of the finest works in the English language. His plays have been translated into every major language and are performed more often than any other playwright’s. Shakespeare's words have endured for over 400 years, and still reach across the centuries as powerfully as ever.

Celebrating their 79th anniversary, the Silver Stage Players is a non-profit theatre company dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service, and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its nearly eighty year history is one of creativity, thought provoking theater, and volunteerism. Offerings through the years include The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery, Steel Magnolias, Bard in the Yard I & II, CLUE, Godspell, Nunsense, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol, War of the Worlds, Scrooge Makes Up, Lysistrata, Greater Tuna, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, The Man of La Mancha, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Located at 516 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada, Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and the Gallery Bar is one of the arts centers of Elko, featuring painting, jewelry, sculpture, and more. DLC offers a comfortable, smoke-free atmosphere with an extensive list of wine, craft beer, and specialty martinis and cocktails made with the freshest ingredients. DLC Gallery and the Gallery Bar was voted “Best Bar” in the Elko Daily Free Press Reader’s Choice Awards and is a favorite destination for locals and area visitors. It’s a great place to see live music and enjoy artist receptions, book parties, weddings, and other occasions. Call (775) 738-3426 for more information or visit their Facebook page for upcoming events.

For more information about Bard in the Yard 3 – Beyond the Veil, please call the director at (775) 934-3721, e-mail at or visit us on the web at and


Summer Shakespeare returns to DLC - Elko Daily Free Press, Jul 8, 2015
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