As You Like It
October 28 - November 5, 2023
Molloy University CAP21 Presents:
AS YOU LIKE IT
Named one of The New York Times’ Best Shows of 2017, As You Like It is an immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise.
Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.
Featuring an original folk-pop score by Shaina Taub, with a flexible-sized cast and 90-minute running time, As You Like It is appropriate for all audiences. Fall under love’s spell with this magical story!
Following the success of Shaina Taub’s adaptation of Twelfth Night for America’s Public Theater, the acclaimed singer/songwriter turned her attention to As You Like It. The Public kicked off its 2017-18 season with their free Public Works musical adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, directed by Laurie Woolery. As You Like It featured over 200 actors and community members alongside Equity actors. Adapted by Taub and Woolery, with music and lyrics by Taub, the production was choreographed by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh. Public Works is The Public’s local and national initiative inviting diverse communities from across New York to join in creating ambitious works of participatory theatre.