The Queen's Company, New York City's all-female classical theater company, proudly presents William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. As You Like It runs tonight, May 4 through May 20, 2012 in a limited engagement at Walkerspace, located at 46 Walker Street between Broadway and Church Street in Tribeca. Previews begin May 4 for a May 5 opening.
Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm with an additional matinee on Saturday, May 19 at 2pm. A post-show discussion with Rebecca Patterson and the cast will follow the Sunday, May 13 performance. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at http://www.SmartTix.com or by calling 212-868-4444. Tickets are 2 for 1 on Wednesday nights. For more information on the company visit http://www.QueensCompany.org.
After a violent South American coup drives the rightful ruler into the forest of Arden, lovers, philosophers and fools flee the dangerous court in search of safety. Shakespeare's dark comedy AS YOU LIKE IT explores the paradoxical powers of love, domination, revenge and forgiveness. Featuring The Queen's Company's all-female cast, the group promises a retelling of one of Shakespeare's works.
The cast includes Tiffany Abercrombie, Elisabeth Ahrens, Virginia Baeta, Julia Campanelli, Amy Driesler, Sarah Hankins, Natalie Lebert, Heather MacDonald, Kristin Parker and Annie Paul.
The design team includes Rohit Kapoor (Set Design), Isabella F. Byrd (Lighting Design), Anna Lacivita (Costume Design), Ien DeNio (Sound Design) and Rin Allen (Fight Choreography). Jeanne Travis is the Production Stage Manager.
The Queen's Company is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of innovative productions of classical plays featuring all-female casts. Founded in 2000, they've presented twelve critically acclaimed productions directed by founding Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. They advocate gender-blind casting in classical theatre.
Rebecca Patterson is the Artistic Director of The Queen's Company. Past Queen's Company productions include The Wonder, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, Edward II, School For Scandal, Much Ado About Nothing, The Lucky Chance, Antony & Cleopatra, The Feign'd Courtesans, The Duchess of Malfi, The Rover and Macbeth. Patterson's other NYC directing credits include Wapato (Women's Project), Greeks & Centaurs (Women's Project), The Gabriels (SPF) and The Imaginary Invalid (Resonance Ensemble). In 2010 she received a Lucille Lortel Award by the League of Professional Theatre Women for her direction in The Wonder and her longstanding body of work.