Messenger Theatre Company Presents As We Like It A playful two woman adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It
Performed by Emily Davis and Emily Hartford Directed by Eva Burgess Created by Sara Zimmerman and Emily Davis
Performed by two women, the show is a playful adaptation of As You Like It featuring music, puppetry, dance and wrestling. While the text is exclusively Shakespeare's, the show is a devised adaptation, in which Rosalind and Celia perform the story themselves. Rosalind and Celia are two irreverent debutantes playing pretend. Through explorations and sports, they work out their fantasies about love, negotiate their complicated relationships with their fathers and sometimes just lounge around making crafts. They begin by attempting to fit into society's roles and burst out of those confines to find more integrated selves. All their world's a stage.
IATI Theater 64 E. 4th St. (East 4th St Cultural District - FAB) Thurs, Oct 17 at 7pm Fri, Oct 18 at 7pm Sat, Oct 19 at 7pm Sun, Oct 20 at 2pm Mon, Oct 21 at 7pm Wed, Oct 23 at 7pm Thurs, Oct 24 at 7pm Fri, Oct 25 at 7pm Sat, Oct 26 at 7pm Sun, Oct 27 at 2pm
Words by William Shakespeare "Under the Greenwood Tree" composed by Scott Ethier Puppets by Marte Ekhougen and Emily Hartford Paper Elements desiged by Marte Ekhougen Fight Direction by Dan Renkin Costume Design by Heather Lanza Lighting Design by Wendy Luedtke Graphic Design by Ashanti Celeste Photos by Marcelo Añez Stage Management by Jeffrey Walker
As We Like It is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
As We Like It is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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64 E. 4th Street
New York,, NY 10003