William Shakespeare's "As You Like It"
Students and families can choose from the following times:
- Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
- Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
- Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1:00pm
- Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
- Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
- Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415
About the Show
This utterly charming tale centers on Rosalind, the daughter of an unjustly exiled duke who falls in love with the daring Orlando. When her uncle banishes her from court, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy and flees to the forest in search of her father. With great joy, she stumbles upon Orlando and cunningly counsels him in the art of love under her guise. Culminating in four weddings between some of the Bard’s most beloved characters, As You Like It is a romantic comedy that is sure to surprise and delight.
Children should be 12 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 12. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.
If you do not have access to a ride, call Project SUCCESS and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.
or call Project SUCCESS at (612) 874-7710
Thank you to Project SUCCESS theater partner, Guthrie Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.
- Back in Shakespeare's day, all actors onstage were men; women weren't allowed to perform. So when the character Rosalind dressed as a man, it was a male actor portraying a young woman that then pretended to be a young man. What do you think Shakespeare may have wanted to accomplish by writing the play in this way? What cultural norms or expectations may he have challenged?
- When the Duke is banished to live in the forest, he finds beauty and peace in his natural surroundings. He says: "And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." Are there any outdoor (or indoor) places that you enjoy in this way? Where do you like to go in winter? Where in spring?