Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Come one, come all, to a production of Shakespeare's, AS YOU LIKE IT under the stars!
Let's take a break from all the dancing, drinking and debauchery (OK, not the drinking) for a night of drama and comedy, with the Sound as our backdrop.
Let's relax by the water with friends, wine, and food as we take in this great adaptation of one of Shakespeare's best known comedies!
AS YOU LIKE IT
"Set in the present time, the environment of the production will invite the audience to feel that they are participants in the play. As You Like It is a liberating story about transformation. In the Forest of Arden, Shakespeare provides a world where people can re-define themselves. Audiences will appreciate the conflict between the dark and light side of human nature where the freedom of choice exists. This delightful journey with Rosalind will leave playgoers reveling in the comedy of Shakespeare's brilliant story."
THE MORE THE MERRIER!
We will be inviting other groups to join us so expect plenty of company and conversation. The play starts at 7:30 and ends at approximately 10:15 but let's meet at 5:00 PM, so as to get a good spot and socialize before the play starts.
BRING A CHAIR & A FRIEND
You will need to bring a folding chair (recommended) or a blanket.
The play is FREE but they ask for a $20. donation or what ever you can afford.
SHARE & BYOB
Bring some munchies ( fruits, cheese, desert, chips and dips) to share at our area. This event is BYOB so wine and beer are allowed. Bring a small low folding table if you have one and a bottle of beverage to share.
There is a concession stand that will be selling food also.
ROGER SHERMAN BALDWIN PARK
What about rain?
Unless it’s raining hard at 7:30, we’ll plan to go on with the show. We don’t call off performances until the last possible moment. Summer weather is so unpredictable — a late afternoon shower can move on to leave a beautiful balmy evening.
•Bring your own seating, and choose an open spot.
We will be in the Rear Section center of the stage: Higher folding chairs
•Parks open at 4 p.m.
Shakespeare on the Sound’s productions are offered FREE to the public. Voluntary contributions at the play are gratefully received and provide vital support for the summer performances and our education programs throughout the year. We suggest $20 for adults, $10 for students, but we welcome all equally and enthusiastically so give whatever you wish.
What to Bring?
Blankets, folding chairs and picnic fare will set you up well. Bring sweaters too—by the second act the sun has gone down and it can get chilly, depending on the weather. Ice cream and snacks, cold drinks and coffee can be purchased in the park and many of the local restaurants and markets) offer special Shakespeare on the Sound dinners. No dogs, please.
What about Wine?
This is our most popular question. We don’t sell wine in the park in Rowayton, but yes, it is allowed. The Rowayton Wine Shop is just across the street from Pinkney Park. New this year, in Greenwich only, Aux Delices will sell delicious picnic food and beverages in the park, including wine and beer.
What Else is in the Park?
You may buy a full picnic or just a snack at our food tents in the park, operated by popular favorites Brendan's 101 in Rowayton and Aux Délices in Greenwich. You will also find in the parks our Shakespeare Education/Children’s Activities center, a Shakespeare on the Sound merchandise tent, a table offering bug spray, restroom facilities and plenty of volunteers to greet you and help you find a place on the lawn.
Please get there as early as possible and look for the Red and White Balloons!.
'To be there, or not to be there, that is the question'