Big Shakespeare; Little Parks.
Since 2008, GreenStage has offered its one-hour, four-actor production of Twelfth Night as a show-for-hire. "Tiny" Twelfth Night has performed at theme parties, community functions, and the occasional backyard, serving as a gentle introduction to the best parts of the larger play, and bringing the story vibrantly to life in more intimate venues with verve and brevity.
Now we're taking the program on tour! Our inaugural year's four actors will bring all the laughter, all the adventure, and all the magic of two famous comedies to ten locations in the greater Seattle area. It is our hope, and our mission, to take Backyard Bard to all the places where a bit of poetry in the sun might bring new possibilities to new audiences, start new conversations with new friends of GreenStage, and make it even easier for people to... go see a play.
- Joey Fechtel
- Twelfth Night (Sebastian, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Captain, Officer)
- Merry Wives (Falstaff, Page)
- Anna Richardson
- Twelfth Night (Viola)
- Merry Wives (Mistress Page, Nym)
- Parker Matthews
- Twelfth Night (Orsino, Sir Toby Belch, Malvolio)
- Merry Wives (Ford, Host)
- Amanda Eldredge-Nelson
- Twelfth Night (Olivia, Antonio, Maria, Valentine)
- Merry Wives (Mistress Ford, Pistol)
Shipwrecked in Illyria, separated from her twin brother Sebastian, Viola disguises herself as a man and hides in the court of her nation's enemy, Duke Orsino, who also happens to be the man of her dreams. The course of true love ne'er ran less smoothly than in this delightful tale of mistaken identity, passions poetically misdirected, and two or three or four hearts bourne aloft on the clumsy wings of romance.
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Falstaff is experiencing an economic downturn. What better way to refill his empty purse than to woo two wealthy married women he's only just met? What could possibly go laughably, horribly wrong for this beloved, famous knight? Discover the heights to which a noble suitor will pretend to aspire, and the depths to which he'll also sink, just to win the hearts and coffers of women much, much smarter than he.