AS YOU LIKE IT



RELEASES


California Shakespeare Theater opens its 2017 Season with As You Like It, May 24-June 18.

COVERAGE



"[A] high-stakes blend of comedy and romance." Georgia Rowe, SF Examiner

“If you like As You Like It with a twist, head to Orinda’s Cal Shakes. Terrific comedic chemistry…and generates some heat!" Sam Hurwitt, Bay Area News Group

"Desdemona Chiang’s smart, contemporary production of As You Like It for CalShakes turns the play inside out, resulting in an extraordinarily moving and revelatory performance." Kurt Daw, shakespearestribe.com

"Director Desdemona Chiang’s class-conscious meditation on this run-away-to-the-forest-and-slip-into-a-better-world fantasia at California Shakespeare Theater is fascinating…" John Wilkins, KQED

“It’s refreshing to see a Rosalind who isn’t dainty but vigorous. She owns the part when Rosalind gets to be lusty, tough or socially awkward…Patrick Russell…achieves a new degree of thoughtfulness and subtlety…" Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle

"In an accessible and lively production, director Desdemona Chiang has fashioned the play down to its essentials" Emily Mendel, Berkeleyside

"As You Like It at Cal Shakes celebrates change and adaptation, wherever it may lead. Join in for seductive song, lavish love, and modern marvels—as you like it." Barry David Horowitz, Theatrius

PHOTOS



PRODUCTION

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(L to R, front) Jomar Tagatac (seated) as Charles the Wrestler, Patrick Russell as Orlando and Jessika D. Williams as Rosalind in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) James Carpenter (Duke Frederick) and Maryssa Wanlass (Celia) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) Maryssa Wanlass (Celia) and Jessika D. Williams (Rosalind) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.

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(L to R) James Carpenter (Duke Senior), Craig Marker (Amiens), Lisa Hori-Garcia (Second Lord), William Thomas Hodgson (First Lord), Patrick Russell (Orlando) and Jomar Tagatac (Jaques) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) Craig Marker (Amiens), Lisa Hori-Garcia (Second Lord), James Carpenter (Duke Senior), William Thomas Hodgson (First Lord), and Patrick Russell (Orlando) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) Jessika D. Williams (Rosalind), Maryssa Wanlass (Celia), and Patrick Russell (Orlando) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.

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(L to R) William Thomas Hodgson (Silvius), Jessika D. Williams (Rosalind), Lisa Hori-Garcia (Phebe), Maryssa Wanlass (Celia), and Jomar Tagatac (Jaques) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) Patrick Russell (Orlando) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) Jessika D. Williams (Rosalind), Patrick Russell (Orlando) and Maryssa Wanlass (Celia) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.

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(L to R) Maryssa Wanlass (Celia) and Craig Marker (Oliver) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) Patty Gallagher (Audrey), Maryssa Wanlass (Celia), Craig Marker (Oliver), and Warren David Keith (Touchstone) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.


(L to R) William Thomas Hodgson (Silvius), Lisa Hori-Garcia (Phebe), Patty Gallagher (Audrey), Warren David Keith (Touchstone), James Carpenter (Duke Senior) and Jomar Tagatac (Jaques) in California Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Desdemona Chiang; photo by Kevin Berne.