As You Like It
by City Theatre Company
Apr. 13 - May. 06
A wondrous romantic comedy that celebrates just how bewildering (yet utterly pleasurable) life can be
City Theatre Austin continues its 2018 spring season with William Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy As You Like It. “All the world’s a stage!” proclaims Shakespeare. With music, dance, and glorious battles, gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in this glorious tale that celebrates redemption, family, and just how bewildering, yet utterly pleasurable, life can be.
“Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak.”
Exiled under threat of death, the irresistible heroine Rosalind, escapes into the wild and unpredictable Forest of Arden. Disguised as a boy, she creates a world of her own, reveling in her newfound independence. But her chance encounters with the love-struck Orlando - and all the merry woods-dwelling misfits - complicate this new life. In the enchanting thickets of the forest, will true love find its way? Can one desire too much of a good thing? And do stories truly have more than “happy endings?”
“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
Many theatre-goers cite As You Like It as their favorite Shakespearean comedy. Why is that? It doesn’t have the famous speeches or characters of A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Taming of the Shrew. But what it does have in spades is a powerful central female character on the journey to find her true and one love. And, of course, it does have two of Shakespeare’s favorite devices – cross-dressing and running away to the woods. If you’ve never seen a Shakespearean production before, this is a great place to start! On its 419th birthday, the play remains as fresh and funny as ever.
City Theatre is excited to welcome first-time guest director Levi Gore, who has a taste for Shakespeare, having performed in the CTC productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet. The show features the talented cast of Katie Beth Stubbs, Madison Weinhoffer, Evan Hays, Denver Surgener, Moses Kutz, Andy Barham, Alexzandria Siprian, Joe Kelley, Johnathan Vineyard, Elizabeth Bernhardt, Justin Heller, Stacy Trammell, and Andrew Goldberg.
The City Theatre Company is excited to be celebrating its 12th anniversary season of live theatre entertainment in Austin. CTC is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards, Austin Live Theatre, and has twice been voted “Best Theatre Company” by Austin American-Statesman’s Austin 360. CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community and continues the commitment to making productions accessible for everyone. CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10 Thursday seats and $12 student seats for any show. The ticket discount is available throughout the 2017 - 2018 season.
April 13 - May 06, 2018
3823 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78722
April 13 – May 6. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722.
General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Directed by guest director Levi Gore.