Bay Street Theater Travels to the Forest of Arden in As You Like It
John Doyle directs this coproduction with Classic Stage Company.
The Bay Street Theater has released production photos of John Doyle's production of As You Like It. The production features an original score inspired by the Jazz Age written by Stephen Schwartz. Performances run from August 8-September 3. Check out the photos in the gallery below.
Featured in the cast are Hannah Cabell as Rosalind, Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn as Jacques, André De Shields as Touchstone, Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Celia, Kyle Scatliffe as Orlando, Noah Brody as Oliver/Corin, Leenya Rideout as Phoebe, Bob Stillman as Duke Frederick/Duke Sr., Cass Morgan as Old Adam/Audrey, and David Samuel as Silvius.
The plot is described as follows: "Everyone needs to escape to the country sometimes! In As You Like It, join Rosalind, one of Shakespeare's greatest heroines, as she travels into the merry Forest of Arden leaving behind the politics of the city. Disguising herself as a man and accompanied by her cousin Celia she embarks on a hilarious and romantic journey where she finds love, laughter, and maybe even herself. Shakespeare's beloved comedy will be brought to joyful new life in a production filled with Jazz Era inspired music performed by a masterful cast.''
Doyle will also design the production's sets. The creative team includes Ann Hould-Ward (costume designer), Andrew Diaz (props designer), and Shaughn Bryant (sound supervisor). As You Like It is a coproduction with Classic Stage Company.