IT’S AS YOU LIKE IT OPENING TUESDAY; FIRST OF 2 SARATOGA SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PRESENTATIONS – FREE IN CONGRESS PARK!
SARATOGA SPRINGS – The Saratoga Shakespeare Company of Saratoga Springs, opens its 2018 summer season with Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Elizabeth Carlson-Guerin, on Tuesday, July 17th.
Saratoga Shakespeare Company is excited to welcome back director Liz Carlson-Guerin who directed last year’s spectacular production of The Winter’s Tale. Liz is a director and dramaturge who specializes in New Play Development, Classic Theatre for Contemporary Audiences, Physical and Devised Theatre and Community Engagement. She served for eight years as an associate director and company member for West Philadelphia’s renowned Curio Theatre Company, and her 2016 Philadelphia premiere of The Birds by Conor MacPherson for Curio was Barrymore Award Recommended. Liz is the Associate Director of the Kenyon Review Playwrights Conference and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre at Kenyon College.
Saratoga Shakespeare is always thrilled to welcome back cast members from previous seasons, and this summer’s professional cast includes many returning company members: Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch (Rosalind), John Romeo (Duke Frederick/Duke Senior), Woodrow Proctor (Orlando), Wesley Broulik (Touchstone), Raya Malcom (Amiens/ Musician), and Ethan Botwick (Oliver).
The company is also thrilled to welcome several new company members: Louis Butelli (Jacques), Oliver Wadsworth (Adam/ Corin), and Savannah Jackson (Celia).
The As You Like It cast also includes the talented members of Saratoga Shakespeare’s Young Theatre Professional Company.
Performances of As You Like It are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, July 17th–July 28th (No Sunday or Monday performances.)
Saratoga Shakespeare celebrates its eighteenth summer season of free outdoor theater in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. All performances will be held in beautiful Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, on the Alfred Z. Solomon Stage, at 6 pm.
Admission is always FREE of charge, and Congress Park is entirely accessible. Both young and old, as well as family groups, are encouraged to attend – with or without picnics – for what has become a beloved summer tradition in Saratoga.