The City Theatre Austin presents As You Like It
City Theatre Austin continues its 2018 spring season with William Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy, As You Like It. With music, dance, and glorious battles, gender roles, nature, and politics all become a muddle in this glorious tale that celebrates redemption, family, and just how bewildering, yet utterly pleasurable, life can be.
Exiled under threat of death, the irresistible heroine Rosalind, escapes into the wild and unpredictable Forest of Arden. Disguised as a boy, she creates a world of her own, reveling in her newfound independence. But her chance encounters with the love-struck Orlando - and all the merry woods-dwelling misfits - complicate this new life. In the enchanting thickets of the forest, will true love find its way? Can one desire too much of a good thing? And do stories truly have more than “happy endings?”