Lion’s Pride Players perform ‘As You Like It’
CKM production directed by student for senior project
C.K. McClatchy High School will raise the curtain Wednesday night on a spirited production of the comedy “As You Like It.”
The idea for a four-act Shakespearean production comes from student Will Block, a Bard enthusiast who is directing the play as his senior project.
“As You Like It” follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and court jester Touchstone, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden.
The play contains one of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues, which begins “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances and one man in his time plays many parts.”
The opening night performance is Wednesday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. Other performances are at 7 p.m. on the following dates: December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15. There will also be a 4 p.m. performance on December 10.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students ($2 on December 5, 10 and 12).