as you like it - 90s style
With more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, it's no wonder that Shakespeare's breezy romantic comedy has survived the ages. A heady blend of confused lovers, exiled lords and ladies, and melancholy fools wrapped up in delightful music, gender-bending, and merriment, join the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for this brand new 90s Brit Pop-inspired adaptation!
Love is merely a madness - the story of As You Like it
The play follows the heroine Rosalind, the daughter of a Duke exiled by his own brother. Allowed by her uncle to remain in court as the bosom pal of her cousin Celia, she falls for fellow courtier Orlando, who himself has seen the wrong end of family rivalry. When Orlando quits the court, Rosalind comes up with a plan to find him and her father. Disguising herself as a boy called Ganymede and Celia as a poor lass called Alenia, they head into the Forest of Arden. As the fates would have it, Orlando is indeed living the forest life and as Ganymede, she begins to counsel him in the art of love. But we're in for a whole lot of songs and silliness before we reach alls well that ends well.