Aquila Theatre Company in "As You Like It"
Oct. 28, 2009
Harrisburg, PA — Live at Rose Lehrman will present The New York-based Aquila Theatre Company performing the fast-paced Shakespearian comedy “As You Like It,” at 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Ticket holders are invited to a free pre-event chat with members of the company at 6:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.
Set in a period of revolution in France when love conquered all, “As You Like It” tells the story of power hungry men exiling their brothers, girls playing guys, and finding love in unexpected places.
Frederick exiles his brother, Duke Senior so he can reign over a French Duchy. Simultaneously, Orlando, who has been forced from his own town by a bloodthirsty brother, finds himself in the Forest of Arden. Dressed as men, Rosalind and her best friend Shakespeare's "As You Like It" with the players from Aquila Theatre Companyand cousin, Celia, run from Frederick's regime and seek shelter in the forest where they are fated to find the exiled Orlando and Duke Senior. Shakespeare's comic brilliance is wrapped in gender-confused, unrequited love. Aquila infuses “As You Like It” with its unique blend of fun and entertaining theatricality. The production is both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience.
Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila is now based at New York (City) University. Aquila Theatre's mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number. It is the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, visiting 60-70 American cities per year. This production of “As You Like It” is produced by Peter Meineck.
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Live at Rose Lehrman will present the Aquila Theatre in “As You Like It” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus. Free pre-show Artist Chat with members of the company begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this performance are $30 for adults, $28 senior citizens, and $15 students.  Live at Rose Lehrman Box Office phone is 717-231-ROSE (7673). Tickets are on sale online.
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