Shakespeare’s Comedy Returns to Ashford Manor for a Third Year
Rose of Athens Theatre enchants with Shakespeare’s fairy-tale comedy, As You Like It. Lisa Cesnik Ferguson, Producing Artistic Director of Rose of Athens puts on her director’s beret once again and leads the company through the Bard’s fun, and perilously clever language. “Bring your family and friends to picnic, then enjoy the romance, live music and Shakespeare’s zany comedy. With actors from Atlanta, Orlando, and Oconee and Clarke County, GA – it is a perfect way to spend an evening” Lisa’s fresh and fun approach to this amorously funny play will leave you rolling on the lawn! Look out for appearances of students from Rose of Athens Theatre Academy, as well. As You Like It follows the journey of the banished Rosalind and the lovesick Orlando, as well as the comical high jinks of the residents of Forest of Arden. Join Rose of Athens Theatre for an evening of love, hilarity, mischief and mistaken identities.
Orlando – Ben Reed
Adam/Corin – Richard Hoard
Oliver – Jef Holbrook
Charles/William – Bajo Sonubi
Celia – Paige Pulaski
Rosalind – Katie Sawhill
Touchstone – Jeremy Miller
Duchess Fredericka/Audrey– Danielle Bailey Miller
Duchess Signora – Judy Leavell* (actor’s equity association)
Amiens– Lauren Smith
Sylvius – Dillon Nelson
Le Beau/Jacques – Audey Lee
Phebe – Hannah Broom
Martext/Courtier – Kelly McGlaun Fields
Duke Frederick/ Duchess Signora Courtiers – Natalie Cline, Gina Hawkins, Dylan Stephan, Christina Gifford
Music composed by local musicians, Christina Gifford and Lauren Smith. Set design by Dillon Nelson, Costume Design by Tessa Turk-Baxter & Lighting Design by Regina Hawkins.
Production dates are June 8-12 at 8:00 PM at idyllic Ashford Manor in Watkinsville, GA. Tickets prices are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for students, $5.00 for children 7-12 years old & FREE for children 6 years old & younger. Bring blankets, a picnic, and a friend and enjoy some of the finer things in life with the company of As You Like It.