by William Shakespeare
April 26 - 30, 2023
Directed by Derek Gagnier
Students $10, Faculty/Staff $15, Adults $17
Shakespeare’s 1599 comedy As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, and seeks to reunite with her exiled father. She is accompanied on her journey by her loving cousin Celia, and their flamboyant jester, Touchstone. The trio disguise themselves and find safety and eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. During the course of their stay, all three grow in understanding of human nature as they look through the lenses of their disguises and empathize with the rustic people of the forest. The play features a variety of memorable characters including shepherds, wrestlers and, most notably, the melancholy traveler Jaques, who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage…" and "too much of a good thing…").
All evening performances begin promptly at 7 p.m. with matinee curtains at 2 p.m.