‘As You Like It’ at the Garfield Center
CHESTERTOWN — “The Curate Shakespeare present ‘As You Like It,’” a comedy by Don Nigro and directed by Earl Lewin, opens Jan. 11 and runs through Jan.
20 at the Garfield Center for the Arts, 210 High St. in Chestertown.
Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
“This sparkling comedy presents the trials and pitfalls of an itinerant band of down-and-out amateur thespians, led by a dotty cleric, in their attempt to present Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It,’” a news release states.
“They often want to quit, endure countless humiliations, and make a near hash of the precious and holy words of the god Shakespeare.
But now and then, to their own considerable surprise, they stumble across moments of beauty and integrity,” the release continues.
“The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It” is directed by Chestertown playwright and director Earl Lewin.
The cast features Shakespeare company co-founders Chris Rogers and Avra Sullivan, and members Max Hagan, Kathy Jones, Christine Kinlock, Brian Mcgunigle and Troy Strootman.
Original music and choreography are by Greg Minahan, and costumes by Barbi Bedell. Stage management is provided by John Feldman.
Call the box office at 410-810-2060 to make reservations for this spoof of one of Shakespeare’s plays or send an email to box of[email protected]center.org.