As You Like It turns the traditional rules of romance on their heads. Gender roles, nature, and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy, she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.
A firm favorite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion.
Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for As You Like It. We had a great turnout and have put together a fantastic cast! Congratulations to the cast members below. Please contact me at candace.lynn.chapman (at) gmail.com ASAP to accept or decline your role.
Sharon Altrogge: Corin
Ruben Barrera: Duke Frederick
Chad Bondie: Sylvius
Jackson Bondie: Orlando
Katie Bondie: Lady Le Beau
Shannone Bondie: Hymen, Lady Forester
Shannon Broadwell: Rosalind
Grace Chapman: Lady Amiens
Luke Chapman: Page 1, Forester
Pat Corr: Adele (Adam)
Makenna Crossley: Page 2, Forester
Jake Gee: Oliver
Belle Howard: Forester
Katie Peavyhouse: Vicar Martext, Janelle de Boys, Lady Courtier
Sarah Robson: Audrey
Brad Rondeau: Touchstone
Bronsyn Sacker: Phebe
Thom Shea: Duke Senior
Samantha Wilson: Celia
Jimmy Wirt: Courtier
Beth Wondolowski: Jacqueline (Jaques)
Yalcin Yanikoglu: Forester
To the talented people who were not cast, I encourage you to try again soon, and invite you to participate in the new drama camp coming this summer! Stay tuned to this page to learn more.