As You Like It follows the parallel stories of Rosalind and Orlando, each banished from their homes, but comforted by a loyal companion. When they find themselves together in a nearby wood, Rosalind, dressed as a boy, teaches the lovesick Orlando how to truly love a woman. What ensues is an hilarious and heart-felt account of love and relationships in all its forms.
In this seminal comedy from Shakespeare, affection is explored in all its guises: romance, friendship, loyalty and lust. Brothers betrayed, unrequited love, cross-dressing females and country clowns with a little wrestling and four weddings thrown in to boot!
The Forest of Arden affords freedom through disguise and the leisure to pursue the blossom of love.
Director Erin Anderson reflects the aim of Reduxion Theatre Company: respect the text, reduce and remove unnecessary production concepts and have lots of fun! Shakespeare wrote this play to be performed at celebrations, so come and celebrate with us and hear Shakespeare as it was meant to be heard – without the hype! Come see the company that Off-off Online calls "refreshingly vital," New York Theater Buying Guide gives "Our Highest Recommendation!" and patrons have declared, "First Class!"
Cast: Amanda Moore, Celester Rich, Chad Robison, David Nelson, David Sedgwick, Jennifer Turner, Jessica Angleskhan, Justin RG Holcomb*, Meagan English, Michael Menger, Samantha Turvill, Sarah Schmitz, Sean Logan, Shawn Renfro
Crew: Erin Anderson (Director), Kaoru Kikuchi (Stage Manager), Jessa-Raye Court (Costumer), Mark McDaniels (Composer/Musical Director), Anne-Marie Minnick (Costume Assistant), Tyler Woods (Fight Choreography/Set Design), Jenn Turner (Fight Captain), Monet Fleming (House Manager)
* Member Actors' Equity Association
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm
Theater: Producers Club Theatres
Address: 358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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