Love triumphs in As You Like It, Shakespeare’s joyous comic adventure! Rosalind, arguably Shakespeare’s greatest female character, is banished from court and follows her exiled father into the untamed Forest of Arden. Disguised as a man for safety, Rosalind’s great wit and good nature show through her male trappings as she engages with fools and philosophers adrift in the woods, and ultimately falls in love.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Lynn Collins as Rosalind
Jeff Gardner as Silvius/Jaques de Boys
Alexis Jacknow as Audrey/Dennis/Lords/Pages
Stacy Keach as Jaques
James Marsters as Duke Frederick/Duke Senior
André Sogliuzzo as Adam/Charles/Others
Summer Spiro as Phebe/Amiens/Others
James Waterston as Orlando
Jules Wilcox as Celia
Matthew Wolf as Touchstone/Oliver
Original songs composed by Summer Spiro.
Directed by Barry Creyton. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in April of 2016.
“Stage and film veteran Stacy Keach takes a nice turn as the gruff and perceptive philosopher Jaques, who performs some of the most famous lines in theater history–“All the world’s a stage . . .” But the scene-stealer in this show may be singer-songwriter Summer Spiro, who contributed and performs a few original tunes for this live production. With its wordplay and classic rhythms, Shakespeare’s work is always a perfect fit for audio drama.” – AudioFile Magazine