As You Like It
AS YOU LIKE IT
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY FRED ZIRM
MUSIC DIRECTION BY ARIELLE BAYER
PRODUCED BY LAUREN PACUIT AND MICHELLE HESSEL
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies is transported to the Woodstock era as Rosalind decides to flee from her tyrannically uptight uncle to the Forest of Arden, where her free-spirited father has been banished, along with his band of hippie followers. Colorful country folk, comic and romantic complications, the cynical observations of Jaques (“All the world’s a stage.”) and Shakespeare’s poetry make for a richer mixture than your typical romcom. Folk and rock music popular in the 60s and 70s will be performed in place of songs from Shakespeare’s time.