Bard among the vines
A sumptuous South Langley vineyard is a scenic summer setting for Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, presented this weekend and next at Township 7 Vineyard and Wineries.
The Bard in the Valley production features mistaken identities and sparkling dialogue. It tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth, leading to a series of wild mishaps, wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness and demonic possession. This version, directed by Darcy J. Knopp, is set in a modern day Mediterranean casino.
"The director has put in some terrific, fun bits," said producer Diane Gendron. "It works really well."
The cast features performers representing communities from across the Fraser Valley, from as far east as Chilliwack and Abbotsford to Langley, Surrey and New Westminster. Elyse Maloway, who plays Luciana, is from Cloverdale. Also from Surrey is Heather Harris (Duchess Solinus).
It's the fourth summer the society has presented Shakespeare in Langley, but it's the first time the troupe has performed at Township 7 winery.
Guests can bring along a picnic and enjoy Township 7's award-winning wines, including the new summer release, the 2010 Pinot Gris.
The play is presented July 19-20, and July 26-27. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the play begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10. Proceeds are in support of Bard in the Valley.
Seating is limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-532-1766 for reservations.
Find out more at www.township7.com/events.