As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
January 24 – March 05, 2017
Folger Theatre
TICKETS:
$35-$75

Overview

Rosalind is banished from court and flees to the Forest of Arden, where she discovers Orlando and a world of passion and possibility in one of Shakespeare’s most cherished romantic comedies. When she disguises herself as a man, enchantment abounds and blossoms into an exploration of the beauty and complexities of young love.

In association with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Children under the age of four are not permitted in the theater. Every person entering the theatre must have a ticket. 

 

Special Performances

Free Folger Fridays
Join us on Fridays for free pre-show talks in the theatre.

The Book of Will
Wednesday January 11, 7pm
Join us for a staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's new play about the creation of Shakespeare's First Folio, directed by Eleanor Holdridge.
Free, reservations requested

Pay-What-You-Will
Tuesday January 24, 7:30pm
Tickets available beginning at 5pm at the box office window; limit one ticket per person.

Stage Director Talk
Thursday January 26, 6:30pm
Join us for a discussion with As You Like It Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch.
Tickets are $20.

College Night
Friday February 3, 8pm
$15 tickets available for college students with valid ID. Call the box office or visit us in person to purchase your ticket in advance.

Pre-Show Talk
Wednesday February 8, 6:30pm
A scholarly, insightful discussion of the play with Folger Director Michael Witmore. Includes light fare reception.
Tickets are $20.

Ladies Night: As You Like It
Friday February 10, 6pm
Join us before the perfomance for a special Valentine's Day themed Ladies' Night.
$10 with purchase of a ticket to the evening's performance of As You Like It

Brews and Banter
Thursday February 16, 6:30pm
Join our young patrons for a pre-performance discussion with As You Like It cast members. A beer reception with light fare is included.
Tickets are $15.

Post-Show Talk with Cast
Thursday February 23, following the 7:30pm performance.
Join members of the cast for a post-show discussion about the play moderated by Resident Dramaturg, Michele Osherow.
Free

Open-Captioned
Sunday February 26, 2pm
Call the box office at (202) 544-7077 for details.
Folger Theatre's open-captioned performances are generously sponsored by Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.

Free Folger Friday: Middle English Manuscripts
Friday March 3, 6pm
Kellie Robertson discusses Middle English manuscripts in the current exhibition, 500 years of treasures from Oxford.
Free, reservations requested

 

Sponsors

Season Sponsors:
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Roger and Robin Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance

Production Sponsors:
Nancy and Steve Howard
John and Connie McGuire

Contributing Sponsors:
Maygene and Steve Daniels
David and Margaret Gardner

Associate Sponsors:
Pam McFarland and Brian Hagenbuch
Carl and Undine Nash
William and Louisa Newlin
Weissberg Foundation

 

Folger Theatre's production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities,
a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
 
 

 

 

Who's Who

Oliver
Charles
Adam/Corin
Touchstone
The Dukes
Musician/Ensemble
Silvius
Orlando
Phoebe
Jaques
Denis/William
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Choreographer
Fight Choreographer
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager