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OCT 6 - DEC 5, 2021

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Daryl Cloran
Conceived by Daryl Cloran and the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Courtyard Theater

As You Like It

Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Daryl Cloran
Conceived by Daryl Cloran and the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Courtyard Theater

Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (including intermission)

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Additional Credits
in association with the Citadel Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Additional Sponsors
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust,
The Mary and Nick Babson Fund
to Support Chicago Actors, The Reid‑Anderson Family Fund


As You Like It program
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“The Beatles meet the Bard and it’s a terrific party.”

–Chicago Tribune

It’s time to “come together” again in the magnificent setting of the Courtyard Theater! Find yourself transported to the ‘60s, when all you need is 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 romantic comedy with the hit songs of The Beatles, lifting the playwright’s verse in beautiful harmony with the immortal music of the “Fab Four.” More than 20 musical numbers performed live onstage—including favorites like “She Loves You,” “Let It Be,” and “Here Comes the Sun”—make for an exuberant celebration of love and connection.


Additional Credits
in association with the Citadel Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Additional Sponsors
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Mary and Nick Babson Fund to Support Chicago Actors, The Reid‑Anderson Family Fund

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Run Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes (including intermission)

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“A rollicking good time! Joyous, irreverent, and in the spirit of the Bard”

–Chicago Sun-Times

“A dazzling cast, and a triumphant return to live theater”

–Picks In Six

“Lively and original…Shakespeare’s text and the Beatles’ music come together”

–Broadway World

“Magical… it blends Shakespeare’s poetry and hit songs of The Beatles to perfection”

–Chicago Now

“Lively and original…Shakespeare’s text and the Beatles’ music come together”

–Broadway World

“Magical… it blends Shakespeare’s poetry and hit songs of The Beatles to perfection”

–Chicago Now

Artists

Jon Beal Headshot

Jon Beal

Understudy

Zac Richey Headshot

Zac Richey

Understudy

Zachary Stevenson Headshot

Zachary Stevenson

Understudy

Jon Beal Headshot

Jon Beal

Understudy

Zac Richey Headshot

Zac Richey

Understudy

Zachary Stevenson Headshot

Zachary Stevenson

Understudy

Clare Brennan

Assistant Director

Michael Mahler

Music Consultant

Clare Brennan

Assistant Director

Michael Mahler

Music Consultant