As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
January 24 – March 05, 2017
Folger Theatre

This production closed on March 5, 2017.

"Sweetly laced with melancholic wit…touching and funny" - The Washington Post

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. 

Running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.


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

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 lively pre-performance discussion with As You Like It cast members Lindsay Alexandra Carter (Rosalind) and Antoinette Robinson (Celia). A beer reception with light fare is included. Beer generously provided by Bluejacket.
Tickets are $15.

Free Folger Friday: "Under that habit play the knave": Playing and Gender in As You Like It
Friday February 17, 6pm
Dr. Elisa Oh leads a discussion on gender identity both in As You Like It and broadly in Shakespeare’s plays.
Free, reservations requested

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 Folger Friday: "Play, Music!" An Evening of Songs from Shakespeare's Plays.
Friday February 24, 6pm
Join us to learn more about the songs of Shakespeare’s plays with acclaimed musician Brian Kay 
Free, reservations requested

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



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

Duke Senior and Duke Frederick
Le Beau/Hymen
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Fight Choreographer
New York Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager