Written around 1600 and set in two contrasting communities; city and forest. Rosalind and Celia have been banished from Court. In fear of their lives, they disguise themselves and seek sanctuary in the Forest of Arden. Amongst the magical and ancient boughs, Rosalind discovers her exiled father, uncovers various truths about herself and others...and falls helplessly in love. But in this earthly paradise nothing is quite what it seems: men do not always act like men, and women can be anything at all...Uplifting, awe-inspiring and immense fun, Shakespeare's wondrous comedy is a joyous celebration of the liberating power of love and the redeeming spirit of nature. Presented by the Bank of AmericaPerformers Christian Camargo (Orlando), Stephen Dillane (Jaques), Ron Cephas Jones (Charles the Wrestler), Juliet Rylance (Rosalind), Thomas Sadoski (Touchstone), Michelle Beck (Celia), Ashlie Atkinson (Phoebe), Jenni Barber (Audrey), Edward Bennett (Oliver), Alvin Esptein (Adam), Jonathan Fried (Le Beau), Richard Hansell (Amiens), Aaron Krohn (Silvius), Anthony O'Donnell (Corin), Michael Thomas (Dukes Frederick and Senior), Ross Waiton.
Author Shakespeare. Producer The Old Vic. Producer Brooklyn Academy of Music. Producer Neal Street Productions. Director Sam Mendes. Design Tom Piper. Costume Catherine Zuber. Lighting Paul Pyant. Sound Simon Baker. Music Josh Prince. Choreographer Josh Prince. Director Maggie Lunn (casting). Director Nancy Piccione (casting).