Gamut Theatre's Young Acting Company Presents: As You Like It
“No sooner met but they look’d; no sooner look’d but they lov’d... clubs cannot part them.”
Gamut Theatre’s Young Acting Company presents William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, performed by students, ages 6 through 18.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity, banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy, she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.
This is the tenth annual production of the Young Acting Company, which is a collaboration between Gamut’s Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, and the Gamut Theatre Academy (GTA). Adapted and directed by Melissa Nicholson, the cast of As You Like It is composed of both former and current students of the GTA program, as well as newcomers to Gamut Theatre. The performance will feature singing, dancing, stage combat, live music, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, and gives the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Doors and bar open one hour prior to performance.
Tickets can be purchased at www.gamuttheatre.org or by calling the box office at (717) 238-4111.