BackyardBardEvery now and then I enjoy a fine, large Shakespeare production with elegant costumes or a novel interpretation. But the Shakespeare that comes to me in small batches, crafted by local talent and staged practically in my own backyard – well, that is something to be savored.

If you’d like a taste of micro-Shakespeare, grab your picnic blanket and head to the “upper” part of Wallingford Playfield tonight for a 7 pm double-feature of Shakespearean comedy. The Backyard Bard (a subdivision of Greenstage) will present All’s Well That Ends Well and The Comedy of Errors back-to-back in our backyard. Each production lasts only 45 minutes, features a grand total of 4 actors, and is free.

Grabbeth ye picnic and hie thee to ye olde parke lest thee be known for a poor, decayed, ingenious, foolish rascally knave.


  1. sunnygirl said,

    I’ve eaten at the “new” Nicholas restaurant and find them consistently excellent. The food is fresh and reasonably priced. I’ve noticed that they aren’t getting the traffic the former owners got and don’t understand. So if you haven’t tried it you might just find yourself as pleasantly surprised as I was. Give them a try.

    Sat, August 2 at 3:27 pm
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