Press Release: Take Note Troupe Presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
Opening May 24, 2019, TNT’s upbeat staging of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is set in 1930’s NYC, at the height of Hoovervilles and the Lindy Hop craze. Director LaRee Florence’s adaptation weaves a tale of love, jealousy, and deception, as identities are juggled and loyalties tried. Shakespeare’s original language is preserved capturing the eloquence and timelessness of the Bard while inserting some unexpected fun. This fresh adaptation of a timeless tale is entertaining for all ages.
For 16 years, Take Note Troupe has been bringing family friendly Shakespeare to the South Placer area. Audiences rave about their contagious energy, their beautiful, detailed costumes, and the music and dancing. Each year, Shakespeare enthusiasts and skeptics come to see the show and leave having been entertained, inspired, and feeling a bit more connected to the Bard himself.
As You Like It will open on Friday, May 24th at the Auburn State Theater. The performance, which begins at 7:30pm, will benefit the Auburn State Theater restoration, with all proceeds going to the Auburn State Theater. For tickets, go to livefromauburn.com
Additional performances will be given May 29, 30, and 31st at the Folsom Historic District Amphitheater, June 1st at Roseville’s Vernon Street Town Square, and June 6-8th at Rocklin’s Amphitheater at Quarry Park. These shows are free to the public. Audiences are invited to bring low-backed chairs or picnic blankets to the venues. Jackets or layers are advised, as the parks can be cold after dark. Picnics are welcome.
This production is made possible in part thanks to a generous grant from the Union Pacific Foundation. Donations are welcomed to help benefit Take Note Troupe, a locally based non-profit. Visit their website, takenotetroupe.org for more information about TNT and Shakespeare in the Park.