Set in a period of revolution in France when love conquered all, As You Like It tells the story of power hungry men exiling their brothers, girls playing guys, and finding love in unexpected places.
Frederick exiles his brother, Duke Senior so he can reign over a French Duchy. Simultaneously, Orlando, who has been forced from his own town by a bloodthirsty brother, finds himself in the Forest of Arden. Dressed as men, Rosalind and her best friend and cousin, Celia, run from Frederick's regime and seek shelter in the forest where they are fated to find the exiled Orlando and Duke Senior. Shakespeare's comic brilliance is wrapped in gender-confused, unrequited love.
Aquila Theatre infuses As You Like It with their unique blend of fun and entertaining theatricality. The production is both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience.
"A superb production...exceptionally rewarding." Critic's Choice
"Remarkable. A really first rate offering. Good luck finding a production of As You Like It more transporting."
-Los Angeles Examiner