April 4-19, 2014
216-664-6064 or www.greatlakestheater.org
It is testimony to the quality of Shakespeare’s writing that, 415 years after its premiere, “As You Like It” still holds up as a delightful romantic comedy and beguiling piece of social commentary.
And it is testimony to the integrity of Great Lakes Theater that, 52 years after its inception, it is still conjuring up new, effective and entertaining ways to re-imagine Shakespeare’s work.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
Great Lakes Theater’s “As You Like It,” though it doesn’t fully develop director Edward Morgan’s philosophical objectives, is delightful. The many students who will attend should go away with a very positive concept of the Shakespearean comedy at its best.
What better way to end another exceptional season with Great Lakes Theater then the production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”. This is an excellent introduction for those novices out there who think Shakespeare too “high brow” or hard to understand as well as the veteran theater patrons looking for something wonderful. This is a fast moving, comedic delight that brings Shakespeare to life. Don’t miss this one.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
Their production of As You Like It, directed with wit and snap by Edward Morgan, is a simply glorious romp that lands in C-town at the perfect moment. You needn’t wait until May 2nd for the world’s largest outdoor chandelier to light up down the street—this play will dazzle PlayhouseSquare for the next two weeks. And you’re a bigger fool than Touchstone if you don’t samples its many delights.