Carleton Players present Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”

October 18, 2018
By Kou Okada '22

The Carleton Players will present William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” premiering on the Weitz Center for Creativity Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19. Additional performances are 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 20; Thursday, October 25; and again Saturday, October 27. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, October 21.

Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved here.

Brimming with music and word play, “As You Like It” is a story of love and the adventurous journey towards new beginnings. Considered to be one of the Bard’s greatest comedies, it tells the story of heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, by assuming the identity of a man and running off into Arden Forest, where she discovers colorful characters and the true meaning of love.

Written in the middle of the Shakespeare’s prolific career, “As You Like It” has been adapted countless times for radio, film and musical theater; the play remains a favorite among audiences. The play is a timeless reminder of the importance of having the freedom to love and to live life to the fullest.

“As You Like It” is presented by The Carleton Players with support from the Carleton College Department of Theater & Dance. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4531. The Weitz Center for Creativity is located at 320 Third Street East in Northfield.