The Open Door Bird Sanctuary will visit Door Shakespeare on Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm as part of the “Will In The Woods,” a free education initiative sponsored by Door County Medical Center. The sanctuary, which provides homes on it 34-acre estate for non-releasable birds of prey, will bring raptors commonly used in falconry during Elizabethan times to the Door Shakespeare stage on the grounds of Björklunden, 1.5 miles south of Baileys Harbor on Highway 57. Open Door Bird Sanctuary staff will describe the background of falconry, hunting styles, and how falconry played a role in everyday life during Shakespeare’s time.
Follow up Open Door Bird Sanctuary’s peek into Elizabethan life with a 7:30 pm performance of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by Leda Hoffmann. The popular tale follows the path of two sets of twins (separated at birth) that are in the same port town at the same exact time. Mistaken identity fuels this farcical misadventure with heart.
Jillaine Burton and Rob Hults founded Open Door Bird Sanctuary toward the end of 2010 with the purchase of a 34 acre property in 2011. A fascination with raptors fuels their work. Ms. Burton “considers it a real privilege to earn the trust of a bird, let alone handle and work with it.” She hopes “to share her love of birds and provide insight to Elizabethan life through this up close experience.” Jillaine “is excited to collaborate” and “hopes to make it an annual event!”
Celebrate the legacy of William Shakespeare by gathering with friends and family prior to The Comedy of Errors for a lively and interactive discussion. This event will bring those present to get a bit closer to the centuries old history and tradition of William Shakespeare’s work. Will In The Woods is ideal for theatre lovers interested in learning more about The Comedy of Errors and life in Elizabethan England prior to the performance.
Register for Will In The Woods (a free event) and purchase tickets to The Comedy of Errors by calling 920.839.1500, visiting the daytime box office in downtown Baileys Harbor on Highway 57, or going to www.doorshakespeare.com.