Directed by Nicholas Meunier

To be performed on the lawn in front of the Concord MA Main Library
Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 PM,
July 24,25,31, August 1, 2021

(Rain venue: 51 Walden Street, Concord)

With an evening performance on
Friday, July 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM
(at 51 Walden Street, Concord)

Free Admission!

For library lawn performances:
A limited number of chairs and open space will be available,
but bring a lawn chair for guaranteed seating and comfort.
If you like, bring a snack or beverage.
(alcoholic beverages are not permitted)

For 51 Walden performances:
Attendees at indoor performances will be required to wear masks
to protect the health of the audience, performers,
and their vulnerable family members.


The World's A Stage Players are excited to announce the return of summer Shakespeare to the lawn of the Concord Public Library with their next production, a condensed version of Shakespeare's As You Like It.  

This pastoral tale of lost souls in Shakespeare's fictional Forest of Arden will draw inspiration from the real Ardennes Forest of France and the Lost Generation of men and women who struggled through the displacement of World War I. It is a play about a search for connection, freedom, and identity, that maintains the whimsy, farcical mistaken identity, and word play that make Shakespeare's comedies so fun.

The play follows multiple characters' journeys within the forest. The banished Duke Senior and his followers have set up a new woodland court. The heroine Rosalind flees her uncle's persecution, disguised as a man and accompanied by her cousin Celia. Orlando flees his brother Oliver in search of his birth right. And the court fool, Touchstone, seeks a new identity for herself, free from society's constraints.

The World's A Stage Players can't wait to be back in front of an audience this summer, continuing its tradition of Shakespeare at the Concord Public Library.

(Note that the World's A Stage Players presented a filmed staged reading of
As You Like It in the fall of 2020. Click here to view it, or here to learn more.)

Cast

Brian Sensale Orlando
Brian Sensale


Oliver
Eric Roberts

Tofer Carlson
Charles / William
Tofer Carlson

Rebecca GreeneCelia
Rebecca Greene

Katie Speed Rosalind
Katie Speed


La Belle / Audrey
Jasmine Hall


Duke Frederick
Jon Saul

Duke Senior
Andrew Harrington


Amiens
Nicholas Meunier

John LindenJaques
Jon Linden


Corin
Ed Bernard


Silvius
Alex Wersted

 


Phoebe
Hannah Clifford


Touchstone
Kathleen O'Connor

Production Team


Director
Nicholas Meunier


Producer / Costumes
Kathleen O'Connor

Charlie Atherton Producer
Charlie Atherton


Costumes
Hannah Clifford

Savanah Carlson Costumes
Savanah Carlson


Costumes
Jasmine Hall


Curious about our past productions? We have complete video for the most recent five, slideshows for all but one, and cast and crew info for them all. See it here:

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