As You Like It is directed by Joel Ferrell and takes the familiar story to a new dystopian world. In a deeply authoritarian state, 2 young women struggle under the oppressive regime of Duke Frederick, who has banished the rightful Duke, his brother, and created a culture of fear and repression, especially for women. Frightened of anyone not fiercely loyal to him and his ideas, Duke Frederick banishes his niece Rosalind, not realizing his daughter (and Rosalind's dear cousin) will decide to go away with her beloved cousin.
Disguising herself as a man to avoid abuse or harm, Rosalind strikes out into the wild countryside, with her cousin (and a frightened, freethinking fool) in tow, to discover what life can be when none of the old rules apply.
Who would you be if you could escape to a new world and help build a new way to live?
This production runs August 2 - 7, 2022, at Samuell-Grand Park Amphitheater (1500 Tenison Plwy, Dallas, TX 75223) with performances on Tuesday and Wednesday being completely FREE! All remaining performances will be $15 General Admission, $10 Student/Senior. Gates open at 7:00 pm CST and the show begins at 8:15 pm CST daily.
Masks will be encouraged but not required out at the park. Patrons will need to bring their own chairs and/or blankets to sit on at the park unless you are intending on renting a sand chair from Shakespeare Dallas. Lawn chairs will be seated further back in order to ensure an enjoyable viewing experience for all of our patrons!