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As You Like It
July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10.00
Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy stirs wit, sentiment, intrigue and love into a charming confection which challenges the traditional rules of romance. At its heart, a feisty but feminine Rosalind, in love with the endearingly naive Orlando, uses her disguise as Ganymede to council him playfully in the art of wooing. Distraction is provided by the remarkably funny Touchstone, and the sonorous tones and lugubrious wit of Jaques.
Directed by Jim Warren with Fight Direction by Cliff Williams, Technical Direction by David Byard, Costume Design by Jason Noland, Hair & Make-Up Design by Samantha Huffman, Dramaturgy by John Shirley and Production Management by Hope Roy and Haley Wilson, The Mechanicals featured in this production include Callia Byard, Michael Vozniak, Daniel Crowley, Sarah Beth Ealy, Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, Cassandra Noel Hackbart, Sean Marko, Steve McElroy, Jason A Young, and Sarah Young.
Founded by Celi Oliveto in the summer of 2014, The Rustic Mechanicals are part of the Vintage Theatre Company and are the only troupe of actors in the state dedicated to touring the works of William Shakespeare and other classical playwrights. The Mechanicals tour three shows annually focusing on making Shakespeare’s plays accessible to modern audiences by utilizing interesting production concepts, dynamic staging, and extreme casting.
Previous productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo & Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear and an original supernatural salon entitled Toil & Trouble.