The Bard in the Box compact production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being staged at various parks around Red Deer, along with a Comedy of Errors. See the schedule at (Contributed photo).

Bite-sized Bard in the Box shows are coming to a Red Deer park near you

Prime Stock Theatre is staging two compact shows at various locations

Two bite-sized Bard in the Box shows are coming this month to neighbourhood parks and community spaces around Red Deer.

Short productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors are being staged around the city to whet local appetites for the mainstage Prime Stock Theatre shows.

Weightier Bard on Bower productions of Macbeth and The Tempest will respectively open on the outdoor stage at Bower Ponds starting on July 25 and 31 and continuing in repertoire until Aug. 11.

But of the compact touring shows, Prime Stock Theatre’s artistic director Thomas Usher says he’s excited to have these abridged 45-minute productions of Midsummer’s Night’s Dream and Comedy of Errors popping up throughout Red Deer and area to Aug. 11.

Usher adds Bard in the Box has so far received great receptions in West Park, Sunnybrook and Parkvale.

Both plays will be staged again at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Here to Mars Restaurant above the Games and Music store at 4924 Ross St.

On Saturday, the Comedy of Errors will run at 2 p.m. at the Revera Inglewood residence, 10 Inglewood Dr.

For full Bard in the Box and Bard on Bower schedules, please visit

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