Classic Stage Company brings Shakespeare's pastoral romance into the Jazz Age, with lovers in disguise, troubadours in trouble, and some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters.
From the producers: Join Rosalind, Orlando and Celia in the romantic Forest of Arden for this mistaken-identity adventure. One of Shakespeare's most highly-regarded pastoral comedies, displaying the complexities of love with grace and humor.
William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" is believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. The play remains a favourite among audiences and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre.
Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn leads the cast as melancholy traveler Jaques. She is joined on stage by Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Noah Brody, Hannah Cabell, André De Shields, Cass Morgan, Leenya Rideout, David Samuel, Kyle Scatliffe and Bob Stillman. The production features new music by "Wicked" composer Stephen Schwartz. Tony winner and CSC Artistic Director John Doyle ("The Visit," "The Color Purple") directs.What is Classic Stage Company?
CSC is an award-winning Off-Broadway company which is "committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience." Founded in 1967, the company performs in an intimate 199-seat venue near Union Square. More here