PVCC Theatre presents a ravishing new musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It. Named one of The New York Times’ “Best Shows of 2017,” As You Like It is an immersive, dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families, and lovers in disguise.
Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.
With an original folk-pop score by award-winning songwriter Shaina Taub and production concepts that account for both Shakespeare’s original artistic impulse and current events, the work seeks to reconnect a new generation to the ways in which the great bard’s plays are still relevant.
Brad Stoller and Shelley Cole, who previously joined forces in PVCC Theatre’s The Rocky Horror Show (2015), Cabaret (2017), and West Side Story (2018), come together again with community members, professional actors, and students to bring this glorious and wise story of self-discovery to the Main Stage.