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Running Now: As You Like It

Submitted by Bobbin Ramsey on February 15, 2017 - 2:39pm
Porscha Shaw and Allen Miller in As You Like It. Photo by Isabel Le.
Porscha Shaw and Allen Miller in As You Like It. Photo by Isabel Le.

We had a wonderful first weekend of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by School of Drama Associate Professor Jeffrey Fracé. Come experience this wistful, sci-fi, and rocking world of one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.

"Think you've seen Shakespeare? UW Drama flips it on its head! Their production of As You Like It is a must-see!" - Audience comment

Make sure to grab your tickets soon! These puppies are selling like hotcakes!

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jeffrey Fracé
Through February 19th
Penthouse Theatre

Funny, melancholy, and anything but sentimental, As You Like It is often unfairly branded as a silly pastoral romp. Director Jeffrey Fracé puts that notion soundly to rest, reimagining Shakespeare’s tale of exile and transformation for 1950s America (with a Sci-Fi B-movie twist). Layered with original Americana tunes, this is a pot-stirring rendition of the classic story of Rosalind and Celia, two cousins who run off to the forest to escape convention. Fun, frisky, and sometimes over-the-top, the show reminds us that life is short, so we’d better love one another as best we can, as long as we can.