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As You Like It

April 30

June 21, 2020

CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
adapted & directed by Daryl Cloran
conceived by Daryl Cloran and the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

★★★★ A joy. The feel-good Shakespeare musical of the summer.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL (CA)

A great production. The music of The Beatles connected perfectly with the stories of each character.

BROADWAY WORLD

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It’s the 1960s, when all you need is love. Free spirits escape a world gone wrong to get back to the land, a place that promises safe harbor from the corrupt ways of the city—but no one is spared here from the hazards of love. The irrepressible Rosalind takes refuge in the forest. So, too, does her love Orlando, with much to learn from the woman of his dreams, now disguised in boy’s garb. This high-spirited, music-filled adaptation infuses Shakespeare’s comedy with the hit songs of The Beatles—lifting the playwright’s timeless verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the "Fab Four." First staged at Vancouver's Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It is adapted and directed by Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director of Canada’s acclaimed Citadel Theatre.

 

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Critical Acclaim

The Georgia Straight declares, “This one’s a hit. Everyone is clearly having so much fun that it’s a thrill just to be invited to the party.”
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About the Director

Daryl Cloran is Artistic Director at Canada's acclaimed Citadel Theatre, and has a great interest in theatrical experimentation to bring in non-traditional audiences.
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Free Enrichment Programs

This free series of programs offers lectures and talkbacks on ideas embodied in the play as well as opportunities to meet the cast.
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