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.
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.
When an arrogant leader scorns public opinion, the inevitable result is chaos, bloodshed and war.
Coriolanus is based on the true story of a Roman general from the 5th century BC who was first valorized, then exiled from Rome. His bruised ego drives him to join forces with Rome’s enemies and lead an attack on his own city.
Shakespeare’s Coriolanus remains as relevant today as the day it was written.