Two Backyard Bard performances at Salmon Bay Park this month


By Joe Veyera

Shakespeare fans in Ballard will have the chance to take in the works of the Bard in a quaint setting over the next three weeks, as GreenStage brings a pair of its “Backyard Bard” performances to Salmon Bay Park (2001 NW Canoe Pl).

Designed for smaller spaces compared to their bigger “Shakespeare in the Park” shows, “Backyard Bard” performances are comprised of four-actors (often playing multiple roles), and are designed to serve as a gentle introduction to the best parts of the larger play, while bringing the story to life in more intimate venues across Seattle.

This Saturday, “All’s Well That Ends Well,” will be performed, with Ty Bonneville as Helena, Chris Martinez: Bertram/Lafeu, Anna Richardson as Countess/King/Widow, and Helen Roundhill as Duke/Parolles/Diana.

On July 25, “The Comedy of Errors” will take the stage, with Bonneville as Luciana and Balthazar, Martinez as Antipholus, Roundhill as Dromio, and Richardson as Adriana.

Both performances, directed by Marc “Mok” Moser, are free, and start at 7 p.m. Each show runs for approximately 45 minutes. All performance information is subject to change.

For more information on the shows, click here.

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