As You Like It


By William Shakespeare
Feb. 7-17, 2008
Laurie Theater
Directed by Adrianne Krstansky, faculty member

Adrianne Krstansky (of A.R.T.’s Britannicus and director of Thom Payne: based on nothing at New Repertory Theater) directs Shakespeare’s whimsical, pastoral comedy with her own imaginative and innovative approach.  Frederick exiles his brother Orlando from the kingdom; Orlando’s daughter Rosalind, her cousin Celia and jester Touchstone soon follow to the Forest of Arden where, disguised as Ganymede, Rosalind coaches the smitten Orlando on how to win Rosalind’s affection. Meanwhile Ganymede must fight off the attention of Phoebe, making arrangements for her to wed the shepherd Silvius…confused? Don’t worry, all’s well that ends well, right?

“All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances and one man in his time plays many parts”…Act II, Scene 7

Take a Second Look!
Thursday, February 14

The Second Look Series at the Brandeis Theater Company is designed to bring you closer to one or more aspects of the play.  On Thursday, February 14, join Professor of English and American Literature William (Billie) Flesch for a post-show discussion about the history, context and themes in 'As You Like It.'  Professor Flesch is a noted Shakespearean scholar and well-loved professor here at Brandeis University.  He received his PhD. from Cornell University and has recently published the book Comeuppance: Altruistic Punishment, Costly Signaling and other Biological Components of Fiction (1st ed. Cambridge: Harvard U.P., 2007).  Other publications include Generosity and the Limits of Authority: Shakespeare (Herbert, 1992).  The actors will join the discussion too.

Performance Schedule and Prices

Thursday Preview at 8 p.m. - $16
Friday Opening at 8 p.m. - $20
Saturday at 8 p.m. - $20
2nd Thursday at 8 p.m. - $18
2nd Friday at 8 p.m. - $20
2nd Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m. - $18
2nd Saturday at 8 p.m. - $20
Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m. - $20