Theatre on the Verge presents “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare.
Adapted and Directed by Anna Kurtz. Original Music by Erin Frances. In Association with Abington Arts Center. August 11-14, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. August 15, 3:00-5:00 PM.
Physical comedy, live music, and Shakespeare’s classic verse combine for a compelling evening at Theatre on the Verge’s flagship production of As You Like It.
Rosalind–disguised as a boy– her best friend, Celia, and their jester companion, Touchstone, flee an abusive regent to the wild forest of Arden, in search of Rosalind’s banished father. Along the way, they meet a manic-depressive courtier, disdainful shepherdess, and Rosalind’s crush, Orlando, also seeking refuge from his brother. Rosalind, still disguised, makes the fateful decision to test Orlando’s affections by teaching him how to woo “Rosalind.” Will true love, sacrifice, and friendship win the day? Maybe–but only with comedic highjinks along the way. Production rated PG for a few adult references.