Shakespeare's beloved comedy returns for comic capers and romance in the Forest of Arden.
This romantic comedy features classic Shakespearean ingredients: exile, gender-defying disguise, crossed purposes and longing lovers. Rosalind and her cousin Celia seek refuge in the forest and meet a host of entertaining characters along the way. Brendan O'Hea directs.
Both plays suffer somewhat from pacing problems, though in opposite directions: The Tempest feels oddly slow at times, while As You Like It rushes. But both are shaped with sparkling clarity, every line, speech, and scene given its due.