Classic Stage Company's Young Company, which creates classical works specially tailored for young audiences, will present As You Like It, March 17-April 1. James Rutherford will direct.

Columbia M.F.A. students and alumni actors will be featured in Shakespeare's masterpiece of love, laughter and exile. This production is a 90 minute abridged version specifically geared toward student and family audiences.

In tandem with the production, student actors of The Young Company will be functioning as teaching artists in a series of workshops on Shakespeare in NYC public schools throughout the five boroughs, culminating in the students' attendance at special student matinees of As You Like It. The overall goal of the program is for young artists to inspire young audiences.

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