St. Louis Shakespeare presents Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy AS YOU LIKE IT.
Duke Senior, his throne having been usurped by his younger brother, Frederick, now lives as Robin Hood with his followers in the Forest of Arden. Another pair of brothers are also at odds. Oliver, the eldest, has retained an inheritance, which was intended for the education of his younger brother Orlando, and Orlando begins to resent this injustice. Duke Senior’s daughter, Rosalind, had been allowed to stay at court by her uncle (since she is best friends with Celia, Frederick’s daughter). But because of this reminder of his brother, Frederick angrily banishes Rosalind. She and Celia decide to dress up and—along with Touchstone, a jester—they go in search of the banished Duke in the Forest of Arden.
There’s also a wrestling match, a loving shepherd and the disdainful shepherdess of his dreams, fancy dress, star-crossed lovers (naturally), not one but TWO famous clowns, and three weddings.
The production is led by Patrick Siler and set in the late 16th century, in and around the Forest of Arden. The cast includes: ROSALIND: Summer Baer, ORLANDO: Oliver Bacus, CELIA: Mackenzie Elisa, OLIVER: John WallerDUKE FREDERICK/SENIOR DUKE: Shane Signorino, JACQUES/JACQUES de BOYS: Colin Nichols, TOUCHSTONE: Jacob Cange, SILVIUS: Joseph File, PHEBE: Rhianna Anesa, CHARLES/OLIVER MARTEXT: jeffrey lewisADAM: Daniel HigginsAMIENS: Barrett Wagner, LEBEAU: Bethany Miscannon, CORIN: Laura Kyro, AUDREY: Kanisha Kellum, WILLIAM: Milo Marsten
The production team includes: STAGE REGISTER: Mikey Miller, STAGE FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: Erik Kuhn, COSTUME DESIGNER: Theo Dawson, STAGE DESIGNER: Cris Edwards, SOUND DESIGNER: Jimmy Bernatowicz, PROPS DESIGNER: Tinah Twardowski.
St. Louis Shakespeare is in compliance with MO Art Safe. All patrons are requested to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth inside the theater.
St. Louis Shakespeare receives funding from the Missouri Arts Council, Arts and Education Council, and Regional Arts Commission.
Performance dates and times:
September 23, Friday 8:00 p.m.
September 24, Saturday 8:00 p.m.
September 25, Sunday 2 p.m.
September 29, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
September 30, Friday 10:00 a.m. (school matinee, reservations required)
September 30, Friday 8:00 p.m.
October 1, Saturday 8:00 p.m.
October 2, Sunday 2 p.m.
WHERE: AS YOU LIKE IT performs at the Reim Auditorium at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Ample free parking is available on the lot adjoining the Auditorium. The place is wheelchair accessible. Face masks covering the nose and mouth are mandatory inside.
TICKETS: $20 General Admission, $18 Seniors (65 and over), $15 Students (25 and under) and Teachers with ID. Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are also available at the theater box office, which opens 1 hour before show time. For more information, call (314) 361-5664, email email@example.com or visit our website at www.stlshakespeare.org.