May 24-Jun 18
Everyone is more than they seem!
ORLANDO: Yes, just.
JAQUES: I do not like her name.
ORLANDO: There was no thought of pleasing you when she was christened.
-As You Like It, William Shakespeare
Rosalind, the daughter of banished Duke Senior, grows up in the court of her uncle, the usurper Duke Frederick. She befriends her cousin Celia and falls in love with Orlando. When Frederick exiles Rosalind as well, she must travel through the Forest of Arden to find her father.
Disguised as a boy named Ganymede, she and Celia escape with the help of the jester Touchstone. As they wander the forest, they meet (and test!) their estranged lovers, make new friends, and reunite with their families.
A wrestling match, multiple mistaken identities, and a mass wedding prove “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” in acclaimed director Desdemona Chiang’s thought-provoking re-imagination of As You Like It .