Bangkok Community Theatre (BCT) Proudly Presents: As You Like It, written by William Shakespeare, to be staged in March 2018.
The story: A journey to the magical Forest of Arden. Flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity make for one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. The play begins when Rosalind escapes into the forest and adopts the persona of a man to get close to her beloved Orlando. But when Phoebe, a Shepard falls for her male disguise, Rosalind must untangle the web of deceptions she has woven to win her true love. Touchstone the clown goes with them to cast a comic skeptical eye on the proceedings. All ends well as the play ends with the marriage of four couples and love (with a little help from Rosalind) unties all the knots.
As You Like It will be performed at BNH hospital in the same kind of stripped-down up-close style that BCT’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was presented in last year. The simplicity and the closeness gives the audience a unique access to the play and helps them understand the text, the characters and the relationships
All of the 22 roles in the play will be played by 8 actors which represents different nationalities: Prashanti Subramaniam, Ric Hizon, Hannah Davis, Alf Collett, Cian Green, Lindsey Higgs, Marie Louise Pante and Meg Anderson (Meg is well known in the Bangkok stand-up comedy scene).
As You Like It explores the giddy excitement and dizzying foibles of love and is a perfect springtime entertainment. Along with wit and humor the play includes songs, a wrestling match and romance galore.
As You Like It
Directed by: Michael Allman; Produced by: Nimphiya Dhar; Executive Producer: Don Harrelson
Conference room, BNH Hospital 3rd floor
7:30pm, March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
Tickets: 500THB at www.bangkokcommunitytheatre.com
Recommended for audiences aged 12+
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