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


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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.


The Players

Creative Team

Daryl Cloran Adapter / Director

Jonathan Hawley Purvis Choreographer / Fight Choreographer

Ben Elliott Music Supervisor

Michael Mahler Music Director

Pam Johnson Scenic Designer

Carmen Alatorre Costume Designer

Marcus Doshi Lighting Designer

Chad Parsley Sound Designer

Richard Jarvie Wig and Make-up Designer

Rick Boynton Creative Consultant

Larry Yando Verse Coach

Bob Mason Casting

Deborah Acker Production Stage Manager

Kate Ocker Assistant Stage Manager

Jasmine Bracey Assistant Director


Cher Álvarez Celia

Adam Wesley Brown Forest Lord / Hymen

Tony Carter Oliver

Juan Chioran Jaques / Le Beau

Austin Eckert Charles the Wrestler / Amiens

Kevin Gudahl Duke Senior / Duke Frederick

Heidi Kettenring Phoebe

Kayvon Khoshkam Touchstone

Jennifer Latimore Rosalind

Michael Mahler Silvius

Kieran McCabe Forest Lord

Steven Pringle Adam / Sir Oliver Martext

Liam Quealy Orlando

Bri Sudia Audrey

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