As You Like It

December 5, 2010

March 6, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Gary Griffin

Clear, kind, unpretentious, accessible and honest.

Chicago Tribune


The Play

An idyllic Forest of Arden provides the lush backdrop for Shakespeare's glorious romantic comedy of courtiers, clowns, philosophers and provincials—all bewitched by the trials and triumphs of love. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind escapes the perilous court—only to find her heart in peril as she instructs the man she loves on how best to woo a woman. CST's acclaimed Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin stages this tale of mistaken identity and misguided affection, following his wildly successful CST productions of Private Lives and Amadeus.



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The Players

Creative Team

Gary Griffin Director/Associate Artistic Director

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Mara Blumenfeld Costume Designer

Christopher Akelind Lighting Designer

Joshua Horvath  Sound Designer

Ray Nardelli Sound Designer

Jenny Giering Original Music

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

David Woolley Fight Director

Matt Raftery Choreographer


Phillip James Brannon Touchstone

Patrick Clear Corin

Hillary Clemens Audrey

Chaon Cross Celia

Matt DeCaro Duke Frederick/ Sir Oliver Martext

Kate Fry Rosalind

Kevin Gudahl Duke Senior

Steve Haggard Silvius

Nathan M. Hosner Charles/William

Dennis Kelly Adam

Elizabeth Ledo Phoebe

Ross Lehman Jaques

Andrew Mueller Amiens

Andrew Neiman Le Beau/ Lord to Duke Senior

Jeff Parker Oliver

Mark Richard Dennis/ Lord to Duke Senior

Matt Schwader Orlando

Austin Talley Lord to Duke Frederick

Steve Wojtas Lord to Duke Frederick/ Jacques de Boys

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