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Tessa Thompson, Diane Venora Set for Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' As You Like It logo
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will present As You Like It, July 10-29 at The Japanese Garden on the grounds of the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center Campus. Royal Shakespeare Company artist Kenn Sabberton will direct.

In this production, the Forest of Arden has become the local rural orange groves, adjacent farmland, and campgrounds where the characters gather to sing, dance, and fall in love.

The cast will feature Tessa Thompson (Rosalind), Peter Cambor (Orlando), Michael Dorn (Duke Frederick and Duke Senior), Diane Venora (Jacques), John Lavelle (Touchstone), Tony Abatemarco (Adam and Corin) as well as McKinley Belcher, Kendra Chell, Brian Joseph, Gabriella Rhodeen, Andrew Schwartz, and Lindsay Rae Taylor.

The production features original music by Brian Joseph, and the design team includes Gary Wissmann (set design), Holly Poe Durbin (costume design), and Trevor Norton (lighting design).


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