Shakespeare: ‘As You Like It’
The New England Youth Theatre Alumni Association is pleased to announce their 4th annual Shakespeare Unrehearsed fundraiser for NEYT’s Angels in the Wings scholarship fund. This year’s offering will be Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy, ‘As You Like It,’ the story of Rosalind, a young beauty who flees from her treacherous uncle’s court with the help of her cousin Celia and their faithful jester. As they journey through the tranquil Forest of Arden, the trio stumble across strange philosophies, hidden strengths and love.
NEYT Alumni actors old and new return to the Brattleboro stage to explore Shakespeare’s rich wordplay, imagery and wit. The alumni will be performing the show with no more than 10 hours of rehearsal. In Shakespeare’s day, rigorous performance schedules and reliance on sunlight allowed for precious little rehearsal time: actors would perform one show per day, six days a week. With such little time, actors must dive in headfirst, creating energetic, mad-cap, and surprising performances. Shows will be at 7 p.m. on January 4, and 2 p.m. on January 5. Tickets, available at the door, are $10, cash or check. All proceeds will be donated to NEYT’s Angels in the Wings scholarship fund.