As You Like It — announcing our 2019 show!

April 24, 2019 —
We are thrilled to announce the 2019 production of The Company of Adventurers: Shakespeare’s whimsical comedy, As You Like It. This year’s show will be a hoot! Much of the play takes place in the Forest of Arden, to which various characters have been exiled and are wandering about under assumed identities. This is a wonderful story full of hijinks, with characters in disguise, a strange Robin Hood court in the woods, love poems attached to trees, an unimpressed shepherdess, a depressed philosopher, and a bizarre wrestling match. As You Like It also contains one of Shakespeare’s best-loved heroines: the feisty and intelligent Rosalind (who is disguised as a young man named Ganymede through much of the play and gives some convoluted lessons in courtship to a lovelorn man who is in love with … you guessed it … the “real” Rosalind). What makes Rosalind one of Shakespeare’s greatest female characters? Come to our show and see. This will be a great production, with some signature Company of Adventurers elements — live music, high comedy, creative audience participation, and a few other surprises. Our shows are performed outdoors, which means that you can imagine you are inside the Globe theatre in Renaissance England! And the set design this year is going to be FUN!