Bard to Go: Puzzle the Will

School's Touring Dates
October 11, 18, 25, and November 1

Schools Click Here for Materials and Booking Information


This season Bard to Go returns with an all new production titled Puzzle the Will.

Bard to Go: All's Fair . . .  in 2012

This 45-minute traveling production will come to your school and perform for you! Designed to introduce students to Shakespeare, this show will highlight scenes from several plays, including Macbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night and others. All the scenes deal with Shakespeare’s love for riddles, puns, and wordplay – and they are set in a contemporary “video game” of Shakespearean proportions.

Will our hero figure out the witches’ riddles in Macbeth in time to find Desdemona’s handkerchief?


Bard to Go: All's Fair . . .  performs at the American Shakespeare Center in Stauton, Virginia 



We’ll be happy to come and have you find out!.


Bard to Go is part of the educational outreach programs incorporated into the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival. 


Last year, Bard to Go: All’s Fair . . .  performed at seven Michigan secondary schools to more than 1600 students and in March of 2013 performed at the renowned American Shakespeare Center in Stauton, Virginia and to student audiences in the area. 


Over the past seasons, Bard to Go has been traveling all over the world to perform including to the Bahamas to the Shakespeare in Paradise festival in Nassau in 2012. 

Bard to Go Lovestruck 2011 performing for a school audience in the Bahamas



In 2010 Bard to Go traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and performed at the Liverpool International Theatre Festival. 

Bard to Go: Sweet Revenge 2010
Bard to Go: Lovestruck 2009
in Italy for the Sapperlot Festival

In 2009 Bard to Go traveled to Italy and performed at the Sapperlot International Amateur Theatre Festival where they were awarded the Best Performance Award, as voted by the other participating productions. Bard to Go performed in China in 2008 and Jamaica in 2006.



This season, Bard to Go will be performing for area secondary schools, in October and November. Schools interested in booking Bard to Go should visit our Schools page for more information.


Come see the production that has been traveling the world Besides the regional tour to area schools in October and November, there will also be a free public preview performance in October and a free public performance of Bard to Go to complete this year’s festival events in November. This final performance is always a popular crowd-pleaser most appropriate for middle school ages or above.


For information on scheduling school performances, contact Rachel Anderson, Bard to Go producer by email at



Free Preview Performance
October 4, 2013
2 PM Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons
Allendale Campus

Student Competition Awards Ceremony and
Free Public Bard to Go Performance

November 2, 2013
1 PM Loosemore Auditorium
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
The awards ceremony is followed by a Bard to Go performance  and a reception. Bard to Go is always a crowd pleaser and admission is free.

Download the Poster (coming soon)



For more information about Bard to Go in China, visit their China page here


Click Here to View the Bard to Go Cast (Coming Soon)

Bard to Go 2007 Photo Gallery



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