As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. It is the story of the plucky Rosalind who is separated from her true love when she is banished to the forest of Arden. Rosalind employs a clever disguise to try to reunite with her love and, in the process, sets off a most remarkable series of comic events. It is also the comedy containing one of Shakespeare more famous speeches: “All the world’s a stage.” As You Like It is the perfect outing for families, with its comic romance and unforgettable characters.
“We are so excited to offer this production to Camden and the Midcoast” says director Stephen Legawiec, “and to continue the great tradition of Shakespeare in the Camden Amphitheatre. The Festival is committed to maintaining the highest standards of artistic excellence and we plan to present professional Shakespeare in this community for many years to come.”
Legawiec adds, “I chose As You Like It to introduce our company to Camden because it is both hilarious and romantic, and has a great deal of music that we will be performing live. Plus, as most of the comedy takes place in the forest, the gorgeous Camden Amphitheatre could not be a more perfect setting. Even newcomers to Shakespeare will be delighted.”