NC Stage is partnering with Montford Park Players to present the 7th annual Bard-a-thon: “Bard to the Bone”

From a press release:

NC Stage is partnering with Montford Park Players to present the 7th annual Bard-a-thon: “Bard to the Bone”

Asheville, N.C. — North Carolina Stage Company is excited to partner with Montford Park Players to present our annual fundraiser Bard-a-thon.  This fundraiser will benefit both organizations with all proceeds being equally split.

The Bard-a-thon works because lots of people participate.  Readers sign up to read Shakespeare plays over a 24-hour period, asking their friends, family and co-workers to sponsor them.  We offer first dibs on roles to participants who raise the most money.  Of course, no Shakespeare weekend would be complete without prizes, food and fun!  In fact, this year we are wrapping up the event with a big party on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday.  The entire event is webcast live on NC Stage’s website.

Shakespeare’s 451st Birthday Bash will be catered by local restaurant Lex 18.  Tickets are $10.00 at the door.  Anyone is welcome to attend!

You can participate as a reader or sponsor your favorite readers!  More information is available online at

North Carolina Stage Company is Asheville’s only professional equity theatre celebrating its 13th year producing plays for the Asheville community.  Founded by Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver, the theatre has been voted best local theatre 9 out of the past 10 years in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll.  NC Stage is a past recipient of the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Grant and receives funding from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Bard-a-thon Information:
Where: North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville, NC
Dates: April 24 and April 25, 2015
Registration: Online at or (828) 239-0263

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