Georgia Shakespeare announces the opening of As You Like It, the first show in the three-show summer season at the Conant Performing Arts Center on June 14, 8pm curtain. As You Like It was produced at Shakespeare in the Park June 5 – 8 to record crowds and great audience reception. The show is directed by Richard Garner. Courtney Patterson (Rosalind) and Travis Smith (Orlando) lead the stellar Atlanta cast. As You Like It runs until June 29. Tickets are $16-40 including senior, student, military and educator discounts, and are on sale now at http://www.gashakespeare.org/, or at the box office (404-504-1473). Georgia Shakespeare at Oglethorpe University is located at 4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. The show is performed in the Conant Performing Arts Center at the back of the Oglethorpe University campus. Parking is free and plentiful.
ABOUT AS YOU LIKE IT
This pastoral comedy features one of Shakespeare’s most vibrant heroines, Rosalind, who falls suddenly and madly in love with the dashing Orlando. When she is banished from the court by her devious uncle, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy named Ganymede and flees to the magical Forest of Arden, where the lives of all who enter are transformed. After Orlando also arrives, Arden abounds with life, beauty, music, and yes, a whole lotta love.
ABOUT THE CAST
The company of 19 artists is led by Courtney Patterson as Rosalind, and Travis Smith as Orlando. They are among Atlanta’s favorites, as well as the GS interns–the next generation of stars! Marcello Audino, Molly Coyne, Allan Edwards*, Neal A. Ghant*, Ann Marie Gideon*, Devon Hales, Margaret Ivey, Chris Kayser*, Paige Keane, Joe Knezevich*, Brian Kurlander*, Antonio Mantica, Courtney Patterson* Avery Sharpe, Travis Smith*, Patrick Wade, Justin Walker, Jim Wallace, and Meghan Wallace (* denotes a member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.)
Tickets are $16-40 including senior, student, military and educator discounts, and are on sale now at http://www.gashakespeare.org/, or at the box office (404-504-1473). Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.