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AS YOU LIKE IT 2021

Welcome to Summer Shakespeare Theatre 2021, and the twenty-first year of the program! This year’s production will be the Bard’s popular comedy AS YOU LIKE IT, with performances July 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 7 p.m., and July 25 and August 1 at 2 p.m.

“I can’t think of a better play to celebrate our own return than the Bard’s fun and frolicking story of love and laughter!” –  Ron Parker

Director Ron Parker states, “After having to cancel the program last summer due to Covid, we are thrilled to be back presenting Shakespeare in the Fox Valley as we have for over two decades. It’s interesting to note that Shakespeare himself experienced several quarantines during his years as a playwright and performer in London. Each lifting of restrictions and return to the stage was a joyous occasion for both actors and audiences. I can’t think of a better play to celebrate our own return than the Bard’s fun and frolicking story of love and laughter!”

Audiences will be treated to elaborate costumes, an original musical score written by London composer Jay Chakravorty, and a variety of Shakespeare’s most memorable lines and characters. In addition, one of the student actors will portray Shakespeare himself and will provide pre-play commentary as well as mingle with audience members during the show.

Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door one hour before performance time. All seats are general admission. In keeping with updated AASD Covid policy, audience members will be seated in socially-distanced groups and masks are recommended but not required.