A triumphant comedy about finding love in a time of tyranny—with strong characters, biting wit and some of Shakespeare’s greatest dialogue.
The story revolves around Rosalind, one of Shakespeare’s most fully realized heroines, and her flight from her tyrannical uncle to the forest of Arden. There, disguised as a young man, she meets a band of fellow exiles, attracts the unwanted affections of a shepherdess, and pursues her own love interest, Orlando. Meanwhile, Orlando’s villainous brother plots his murder, and her uncle’s soldiers come ever closer to capturing Rosalind and her friends.
Among the play’s many endearing characters is the melancholy Jacques, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comic roles. Best known for his famous “all the world’s a stage” monologue, Jacques has amused audiences (and challenged actors) since As You Like It was first staged.
Following a long-standing HSF tradition, this production of As You Like It will feature an all-female identifying cast.Program (pdf)
|Rosalind / William||Chelsea Cox|
|Jacques / Charles||Sharon Garcia Doyle|
|Duke Senior / La Beau / Martext||Catherine Ann Restivo|
|Phoebe / Dennis / 2nd Lord||Alisa Boland|
|Amiens / Silvius||Taylor Bogan|
|Duke Frederick / Audrey||Juvy Lucina|
|Oliver / Corin||Kris10 Misaki|
|Adam / Hymen / 1st Lord||Lisa Nilsen|
Shakespeare’s enduring romantic comedy shows us what is important in life.
In a dying earth, Ferdinand’s only hope of survival is to band together with his brothers and to take an oath of temperance and survival. But when a ragtag group of free spirits arrive, a series of romantic antics and miscommunications ensue.
Ultimately, they show Ferdinand and his crew the meaning of love and the things that make life worth living.Program (pdf)
|King Ferdinand||Sean-Joseph Choo|
|Princess of France||Emily Steward|
|Boyet / Dull||Anna Hamaguchi|
|Longaville / Jaqnetta||Rachael Uyeno|
|Costard / Maria||Dylan Chace Lee|
|Moth / Marcade||Jake Wolf|
Mistress Ford and Mistress Page turn the tables on the amorous Falstaff when he woos them for their money in this delightful comedy commissioned by the Queen who wanted to see "Falstaff in love."
|Sir John Falstaff||Eden-Lee Murray|
|Master Ford||Jason Kanda|
|Mistress Ford||April Lichtman|
|Master Page||Burton Tedesco|
|Mistress Page||Stephanie Keiko Kong|
|Anne Page||Victoria A. Kashiwai|
|Justice Shallow||Karen Valasek|
|Abraham Slender||Ben Walsh|
|Host of the Garter||Richard Valasek|
|Sir Hugh Evans||Nile Curtis|
|Doctor Caius||Matthew Miller|
|Mistress Quickly||Victoria Wei|
|Pistol||Makena Jane Duffy|