The World's A Stage Players are excited to announce Concord Players' first dramatic event this fall with their eighth production, a condensed version of Shakespeare's As You Like It, which premiered on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM, and is currently available for viewing.
This pastoral tale of lost souls in Shakespeare's fictional Forest of Arden will draw inspiration from the real Ardennes Forest of France and the Lost Generation of men and women who struggled through the displacement of World War I. It is a play about the redemptive power of love, full of the whimsy, farcical mistaken identity, and word play that make Shakespeare's comedies so fun.
As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden, where they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "all the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing", and "a fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Directed by Nick Meunier and cast with the core troupe of actors that you've come to love from our summer performances, join us for our inaugural virtual presentation as we enter the digital age.
This production is brought to you under the auspices of our local cable TV station, Minuteman Media Network, which supports Concord and surrounding towns in many ways including your Community Theater! This video was on Concord and Carlisle's Public Access Channel 8 on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm, and also had its premiere on the Minuteman Media Networks Youtube page at the same time.
Directed by Nicholas Meunier
As You Like It
(Staged Reading Cast)
In Order of Appearance