Hip to Hip Theatre: Shakespeare in the Garden
The Voelker Orth Museum's garden is the perfect setting for Hip to Hip Theatre's spirited, richly costumed, family-friendly and free productions of Shakespeare.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Friday, July 29, 7:30pm
Shakespeare's sparkling comedy about love, family and identity is full of wit, music and gender-bending fun. The rightful duke and his supporters have been banished, while his impulsive daughter Rosalind remains at the mercy of the oppressive new regime. Comic twists and turns abound when Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees the court to seek her father in the mysterious Forest of Arden. Her journey of self-discovery brings her face to face with Orlando, the man she loves.
In this sensational political thriller, Shakespeare explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom. Caesar is determined to crown himself as Rome's first emperor, but a few senators, led by the idealistic, intellectual Brutus and his manipulative, rebellious friend Cassius, are prepared to sacrifice everything to liberate their country. Instead of being greeted as liberators, they are met with civil war.
Kids & the Classics
This free 45-minute interactive workshop is offered one hour before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 14. It gives children a chance to interact with the text through close reading that previews characters and situations, and by creating links with their own lives through theatre games.
Performances run approximately 90 minutes. They are cancelled in the event of rain.
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