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"Rosalind" in As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
November 6-21, 2015 produced by Ghost Light Theatricals at the Ballard Underground in Seattle, WA
Directed by Emily Harvey
Love, sex and philosophy haunt the forest of Arden where best friends Rosalind and Celia have been banished. After Rosalind meets Orlando in the forest, however, she is caught between a feeling of skepticism and crazy stupid love. As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. You will see how, as Jaques puts it, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
“Rosalind is Shakespeare’s most compelling female character,” says director Emily Harvey, “She’s funny, she’s complicated, she’s not quick to jump into a relationship. We also get to see a wonderful female relationship between her and her best friend, Celia. They keep each other grounded, they laugh at each other, they help each other.”
Along with the feminism and the sexy modern romance, As You Like It will feature five songs, expertly played by a live band. These timeless covers, everything from Stevie Wonder to Magnetic Fields to Missy Elliot, will come from the Americana inspired band, played by actors Daniel, Charlie, Heidi and Gabriela with music direction by Tom Wiebe.
Featuring the talents of Jennifer Ewing, Jenifer Ross, Sarah Beason, David Klein, Patrick Daniel Safarti, Patrick Hurlburt, Matthew Gilbert, Rebecca O’Neil, Annie St. John, Charlie Schuster, Gabriela Aleman, Heidi Cheyenne, Rachel Burrington, Ben Symons and Beth Pollack.
Director: Emily Harvey
Asst Director: Danny Herter
Stage Manager: Erin Dorn
Production Manager: Abigail Pishaw
Set Designer: Brandon Estrella
Light Designer: Angelo Domitri
Music Director: Tom Wiebe
Sound Designer: Rob Raas-Bergquist