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Bard in the Barracks presents The Comedy of Errors and Cymbeline-FR and SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Jun 18, 2018

Category: News and Notices

Bard in the Barracks, in cooperation with Theatre UNB, is set to stage its thirteenth season of outdoor Shakespeare in downtown Fredericton.

This year’s performances will kick off with a remount of the company’s hit 2017 production of The Comedy of Errors in Barracks Square. A high-spirited, farcical comedy, the play depicts the chaos that results when two pairs of long-lost identical twins unknowingly find themselves in the same city, causing cases of mistaken identity to spiral out of control.

Running in tandem with The Comedy of Errors will be Shakespeare’s fairy tale-like romance Cymbeline, the story of a princess separated from her true love by the machinations of her evil step-mother and the scheming of a pair of buffoonish villains.  Staged in Odell Park in the company’s trademark promenade style, which sees the audience immersed in the action and following scenes between different locations in the park, Cymbeline will thrill with music, comedy, surprising twists and turns, and stirring battle scenes.

The plays will be performed from June 22 through July 8 with The Comedy of Errors running June 22-July 3 and Cymbeline running June 24-July 8.  Single tickets range from $12-$20 with discounts for families and groups. Two-show passes, offering the patron’s second show at half price, are also available, for $15-$30.

For full show, schedule, and ticket details, as well as to purchase advance tickets, visit or For further information, call 506 458-7406, or email


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