Bard in the Yard II

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Bard in the Yard II


Collection of short Shakespeare pieces performed around a common theme.


Items from Great Basin College and Silver Stage Players' production of Bard in the Yard II.

"No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there's too much fraternizing with the enemy."

Help the Duncan Littlecreek Gallery, Great Basin College, and Silver Stage Players celebrate the summer season with the staging of Bard in the Yard II – The Battle of the Sexes. This unique production features excerpts from a number of William Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies performed in an intimate outdoor setting. Conceived by director Frank L. Sawyer in 2011, the Bard in the Yard Project explores common themes throughout Shakespeare’s works. 2013’s version of BITY focuses on the battle of the sexes. Life, love, death, and happiness shall all hang in the balance as we explore the machinations of all things male and female and attempt to answer the age old question; who will win the battle of the sexes? Performances are September 11-13, 18, 20, 21 beginning at 7 PM in the back yard of the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery located at 518 Commercial Street in Elko Nevada. The show includes passages from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Love's Labours Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. Tickets are only $5 and are available at the door.

Directing Bard in the Yard for the second time is Frank L. Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer’s directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Odd Couple (female version), Lysistrata, Talk Radio, Bringing it All Back Home, and The Zoo Story among others. About the opportunity Sawyer said, “It is an honor to partner with Duncan LittleCreek Gallery, the Silver Stage Players, and Great Basin College for this project!". Starring and providing technical expertise in the production are Heidi DuSoleil, Anthony Piper, Russ Smith, Christy Harper, Erika Patrick, Caleb Tapia, Derek Burwell, John Wright, Sandy Beeler, Michael Bail, Meghan Campbell, John Wells, Don Jones, Savanna Hall, and Ashley Chancellor.

Celebrating their 77th anniversary, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service, and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Visit their web site at

Duncan LittleCreek Gallery is one of the arts centers of Elko. Featuring artwork, jewelry, sculpture, and other art, DLC offers a comfortable, smoke-free atmosphere with an extensive list of wine, beer, and specialty drinks. DLC is a favorite destination for locals, area visitors, private parties, receptions, weddings, and other occasions. For more information about DLC, visit their web site at

Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. GBC ensures educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates, associate, and select baccalaureate degrees. Whether you live in Battle Mountain, Elko, Ely, Pahrump, Winnemucca or in any of the communities across the school’s 63,000 square mile service area, GBC offers a first rate education, delivered in the classroom, via interactive video or online. For more information about Great Basin College visit their web site at

For more information about Bard in the Yard II – Battle of the Sexes, please call the director at (775) 934-3721, e-mail at or visit us on the web at,,, and!


Silver Stage Players, Great Basin College, and Duncan Littlecreek Gallery.


Web site of the Bard in the Yard Project.


Great Basin College




Great Basin College




Web site of the Bard in the Yard Project.




Art, theatre, Shakespeare, performance, live, educational

Collection Items

Heidi DuSoleil, as Ophelia, ruminates on Hamlet's odd behavior in the Hamlet excerpt of Bard in the Yard II DLC rehearsals.

Derek Burwell helps the audience navigate through the various Shakespeare pieces in Bard in the Yard II DLC rehearsals.

Bard in the Yard II: Heidi DuSoleil as Titania in Bard in the Yard II
Heidi DuSoleil as Titania in the Bard in the Yard II excerpt from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Bard in the Yard II: Derek Burwell as Puck and Meghan Campbell as Cobweb.
Derek Burwell as Puck and Meghan Campbell as Cobweb wait for their entrances during a performance of Bard in the Yard II excerpt from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performed by Silver Stage Players and directed by Frank L. Sawyer. Performances were…
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