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- A Note from Director Daryl Cloran
- Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents As You Like It
- Acting Ensemble
- Musical Numbers
- Playgoer's Guide
- About CST
A Note from Director Daryl Cloran
As You Like It is Shakespeare’s most lyrical play, its script filled with song—which makes it a perfect fit with the music of The Beatles. The story of the young lovers in As You Like It is so easy to connect to The Beatles’ songs. The Beatles were a group of naïve, hopeful guys, singing songs at the beginning like “I Want to Hold Your Hand”; then, much like the characters’ own journeys of discovery, their music became progressively more political and philosophical. Each song seems to lift the story of As You Like It and moves the characters along.
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents
As You Like It
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
adapted and directed by DARYL CLORAN
conceived by Daryl Cloran and the
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
DARYL CLORAN Adapter & Director
JONATHAN HAWLEY PURVIS Choreography & Fight Choreography
BEN ELLIOTT Music Supervisor
PAM JOHNSON Scenic Designer
CARMEN ALATORRE Costume Designer
GERALD KING Lighting Designer
OWEN HUTCHINSON Sound Designer
PETER MCBOYLE Sound Designer
RICHARD JARVIE Wig & Make-up Designer
LARRY YANDO Verse Coach
CLARE BRENNAN Assistant Director
MICHAEL DANIEL DASHEFSKY Assistant Music Supervisor
MICHAEL MAHLER Music Consultant
SARAH SCANLON Intimacy Choreographer
RICK BOYNTON Creative Consultant
BOB MASON Casting
DAWN FENTON Production Stage Manager
KATRINA HERRMANN Assistant Stage Manager, through October 14
KATE OCKER Assistant Stage Manager, starting November 2
TONY CARTER Fight Captain
Produced in association with The Citadel Theatre (Edmonton) and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg).
This adaptation of As You Like It originated at Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival in Vancouver, Canada.
LEAD PRODUCTION SPONSORS
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
The Mary and Nick Babson Fund to Support Chicago Actors
The Reid-Anderson Family Fund
BRIDGET ADAMS-KING Understudy
JON BEAL Understudy
DAVID CORLEW Understudy
JODI GAGE Understudy
CONOR JORDAN Understudy
MICHAEL KUROWSKI Understudy
JEFF KURYSZ Understudy
TOM OCHOCINSKI Understudy
JEFF PARKER Understudy
JANELLE VILLAS Understudy
MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)1 All
WE CAN WORK IT OUT2 Celia and Rosalind
HE LOVES YOU3 Touchstone
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND4 Rosalind and Orlando
HELP!2 Rosalind, Celia, Touchstone, Orlando, Adam, and Duke Senior
I SAW HER STANDING THERE3 Silvius
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS5 Amiens
I AM THE WALRUS2 Jaques
THE FOOL ON THE HILL2 Jaques
LET IT BE2 Forest Lord
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET2 Orlando
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK2 Rosalind
AND I LOVE HER2 Orlando
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK2 / I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND4 Rosalind and Orlando
WHEN I’M SIXTY FOUR2 Touchstone and Audrey
YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY2 Rosalind and Celia
LOVE ME DO6 Silvius SOMETHING5 Phoebe
CAN’T BUY ME LOVE2 Orlando and Rosalind
GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE2 Rosalind, Phoebe, Silvius, Touchstone, and Audrey
HELTER SKELTER2 Touchstone
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE2 Celia and Oliver
HERE COMES THE SUN5 All
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE2 Hymen and All
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE2 All
1 Written by Berry Gordy Jr. and Janie Bradford. Jobete Music Co. Inc. (ASCAP)/Stone Agate Music (BMI) administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
2 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Courtesy of Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
3 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Courtesy of Round Hill Music, LP.
4 Words and Music by John Winston Lennon and Paul James McCartney. Courtesy of Universal. Music Publishing Canada and Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (SOCAN).
5 Written by George Harrison. Courtesy of Harrisongs Ltd (ASCAP)/Penny Farthing Music (ASCAP). 6 Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Courtesy of UPL Communications Inc.
In a land where one brother is pitted against another, Duke Senior is usurped, then banished, by his younger brother, Frederick. A young man named Orlando faces a similar threat at the hands of his elder brother, Oliver. To escape harm, Orlando sets out for the freedom of the open road—though he wants nothing more than to remain behind with Rosalind, the young woman he just met. But Rosalind, daughter to the banished duke, is about to suffer her father’s fate, as she too is expelled by her uncle from the once-safe harbor of the court.
CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER ARTISTIC, EXECUTIVE, & PRODUCING TEAM
BARBARA GAINES Artistic Director Carl and Marilynn Thoma Chair
CRISS HENDERSON Executive Director
RICK BOYNTON Creative Producer
AISLINN FRANTZ Associate Producer
CHRIS PLEVIN Director of Production
JEFF WILLIAMS Associate Director of Production
DAN HESS Company Manager
ALEXIS TAYLOR Producing and Casting Associate
ALEXA BERKOWITZ Production Office Manager
ELIZABETH BARTLOW BRESLIN, (CI/CT) American Sign Language Interpreter
WILL LEE, (NIC) American Sign Language Interpreter
RYAN MAGNUSON Costume Shop Manager
CATHY TANTILLO Costume Design Assistant
MAC VAUGHEY Lighting Supervisor
ALEC THORNE Assistant Lighting Supervisor
NICHOLAS POPE Sound Supervisor
PERSEPHONE LAWRENCE‑WESCOTT Interim Properties Supervisor
ROBERT L. WILSON Scenery Supervisor
TYLER GUYNES Stage Crew Head
BRADLEY BURI Stage Carpenter Crew Head
DAN NURCZYK Props Crew Head
MEL LEVI Deck Crew
DAN SCHRECK, JESSE SNYDER Sound Engineers
DELANY STEWART, CHRIS CULVER Spot Operators
JENNIFER GIANGOLA, NICOLE CLOCKET Wardrobe
PELLE MELIO Hair & Makeup Attendant
A Regional Tony Award recipient, Chicago Shakespeare Theater produces a bold and innovative year-round season—featuring plays, musicals, world premieres, family productions, and theatrical presentations from around the globe— alongside education programming for students, teachers, and lifelong learners, and engagement with communities and artists across the city.