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Shake-speare Festival makes its way back to Gyro Park ‘Ye Olde Stone Quarry’

By Contributor
August 25th, 2015

Act II of the 2015 Bard in the Bush Shake-speare Festival is “Two Gentlemen of Victoria”, presented outdoors by Nelson Youth Theatre on Friday (August 28) at 2 p.m. in Gyro Park’s ‘Ye Olde Stone Quarry’.

A faithful version of the Bard’s romantic-comedy script that is relocated to British Columbia’s biggest cities for fun, “Two Gentlemen of Victoria” stars a top-notch cast of NYT returnees along with some keen newcomers to the troupe.

Gentlemanly Valentine (Liam Brown) and Proteus (Luther Perry) debate the merits of bromance versus romance, while Julia (Sophie Edney) and Silvia (Sabien Edney) perform their own machinations to get want they want in the realms of love.

“Two Gentlemen of Victoria” is directed by Jeff Forst, whose next play projects are: the world-premiere of Eric Wilson’s “Murder on the Canadian” at the Capitol Theatre from October 22nd to 24th; and the annual Xmas pantomime in December.

Admission to “Two Gentlemen of Victoria” is by donation in lower Gyro Park’s natural quarry venue, located two blocks up Vernon Street from the Civic Theatre where the sidewalk ends and the earth path begins.

(Gyro’s pool parking lot has a steep trail down to the quarry, so the best entrance is from downtown Nelson.) Audience members are encouraged to dress as if on a day-hike and to bring their own portable throne — camping chairs and blankets are ideal.

Picnics are welcome in the treed public setting and for more information please contact


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