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As You Like It

a Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by William Shakespeare

COMPANY : The New American Shakespeare Tavern [WEBSITE]
VENUE : The New American Shakespeare Tavern [WEBSITE]
ID# 3517

SHOWING : September 10, 2009 - October 11, 2009

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

The New American Shakespeare Tavern opens its 20th anniversary on Peachtree Street with Shakespeare's beloved pastoral comedy, 'As You Like It.' What will Rosalind have to do to find and keep her Orlando? Join us on a romp through the Forest of Arden where everyone from jesters to shepherds finds love.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Jeff Watkins
Costume Designer Anne Carole Butler
Lighting Designer Trish Harris
Production Stage Manager Cindy Kearns
Assistant Stage Manager Deborah McGriff
Charles, William Dolph Amick
The Duke, Frederick Tony Brown
Audrey Laura Cole
Sir Oliver, Jaques de Boys Nicholas Faircloth
Silvius, Le Beau Matt Felten
Adam, Hymen Doug Kaye
Touchstone J.C. Long
Orlando Mike Niedzwiecki
Rosalind Tiffany Porter
Oliver, Corin Maurice Ralston
Jacques Drew Reeves
Celia Mary Russell
Phoebe Amee Vyas
Dennis, Lord Clarke Weigle
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REVIEWS

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The Lie Valiant
by uppermiddlebrow
Sunday, October 4, 2009
4.5
As You Like It's greatest pleasures include Shakespeare's witty speeches on the seven ages of man and seven types of lies along with such follies as the melodramatic encounter of Orlando and the lion, described by his brother. All of these are delivered - by Drew Reeves, JC Long and Mo Ralston respectively - with the fidelity, clarity and humor that show Tavern professionalism at its best.

Throw in highly likeable actors in the leading roles of Rosalind and Orlando - though I agree with Brad that some zing is missing in what felt like over-long scenes of wooing practice. Risk some foolery with Southern accents where it can do no harm. Season with some of the folio's prettiest music and marinate in the whole pastoral conceit of the Forest of Arden. Don't worry here about usurping of dukedoms - The Tempest, Measure for Measure or Lear are there to explore such political themes which merely lurk in the shadows of this comedy. And hey nonny no, you have one of the most approachable Shakespeare plays in a production fit to delight any jaded courtier or humble shepherd. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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