The Public Works production will debut at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
Shaina Taub (Joan Marcus)
The Public Theater will kick off its 2017–18 season with a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Taub. The production will be staged for free at the Delacorte Theater as part of the theatre’s Public Works program.
Public Works, which invites diverse communities from across New York City into the theatre-making process, is now in its fifth year. Performances of As You Like It will run September 1–5 in Central Park with direction by the program’s director Woolery, and choreography by Emmy nominee Sonya Tayeh.
Taub, who adapted last season’s musical Twelfth Night, returns with her unique take on the Bard’s dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced to seek refuge in the Forest of Arden, Orlando, Duke Senior, Rosalind, and Celia fall under love’s magical spell amidst the trees.
Click here for the full article published on Playbill.com by Olivia Clement on April 19, 2017.