Overview

Rosalind has a problem. Disguised as a boy, she goes to Arden to find her father. But her disguise has also fooled her beloved Orlando, who now asks this “boy” to help him woo the woman of his dreams—none other than Rosalind herself! What’s a girl (or boy) to do? Find out in this rollicking frolic of confused courtship, beautiful poetry, and unsurpassed wit.

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ARTISTIC STAFF

Director — Robynn Rodriguez
Scenic Designer — Scott Davis
Costume Designer — Lauren T. Roark
Lighting Designer — Michael Pasquini
Sound Designer — Matt Tibbs
Music Director/Composer — Brandon Scott Grayson
Choreographer — Christine Kellogg
Dramaturg — Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Voice and Text Coach — Philip Thompson
Fight Director — Geoffrey Kent
Stage Manager — Jamie J. Kranz*

Scene: Duke Frederick’s court and the Forest of Arden
There will be one intermission.

CAST

Rosalind, daughter of Duke Senior — Cassandra Bissell*
Celia, daughter of Duke Frederick — Susanna Florence
Duke Senior, living in exile — John G. Preston*
Duke Frederick, his usurping brother — John G. Preston*
Orlando, youngest son of Sir Rowland de Boys — Jeb Burris*
Oliver, his older brother — Geoffrey Kent*
Adam, servant in the de Boys household — Fred C. Adams
Dennis, Oliver’s servant — Trent Dahlin
Charles, a wrestler — Taylor Harris
Le Beau, a courtier — John Harrell
Touchstone, clown — Jonathan Haugen*
Amiens, a follower of Duke Frederick — John Harrell
Jaques, a melancholy gentleman — Michael Elich*
Corin, a shepherd — Jack Lafferty
Silvius, a shepherd — Eric Schabla
Phebe, a shepherdess — Kelly Rogers
Audrey, a country goatherd — Latoya Cameron*
William, a country fellow — Michael Manocchio
Sir Oliver Martext, a country vicar — Taylor Harris
Jacques de Boys, second son of Sir Rowland de Boys — Shane Kenyon*
Courtiers, Forest Lords, and Musicians — Devin Anderson†, Trent Dahlin, Shane Kenyon, Jack Lafferty, Michael Manocchio, Eric Schabla, Jennifer Vosters

UNDERSTUDIES           

Rosalind—Kelly Rogers; Celia/Phebe—Betsy Mugavero*; Duke Frederick/Duke Senior—Andrew May*; Orlando—Shane Kenyon*; Oliver/Jaques—J. Todd Adams*; Adam/Corin/Courtier—Paul Michael Sandberg*; Dennis/Le Beau/Amiens/Forest Lord/Musician—Devin Anderson†; Charles/Sir Oliver Martext—Jack Lafferty; Touchstone—John Harrell; Silvius/Courtier—Trent Dahlin; Audrey—Abigail Rose Nakken†; William/Courtier/Jacque De Boys—Cameron Martin†
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.

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The fight director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. 

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The scenic, costume, and sound designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE. 

Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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Top photo: a scene from As You Like It, 2017.

Play Details

Dates
June 29 – September 7, 2017

Venue
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Author
By William Shakespeare

Director
Robynn Rodriguez

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Study Guide
Synopsis
Characters

Content Advisory
This Shakespearean comedy of confused love is set mainly in the idyllic Forest of Arden and includes Shakespeare’s usual puns and innuendo. Overall, As You Like It is a romantic comedy that, with a little pre-play preparation, is suitable for all audiences.

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