It's time for a Shakespearean comedy outside at the Raleigh Little Theatre amphitheatre! The evening starts off with either your picnic dinner (but no coolers or glass and alcohol should be purchased at the venue) or a meal from a food truck (I'm not sure who will be there) and then moves to some pre-show bluegrass. Then it's onto the production!
Shakespeare's As You Like It!
"Bare Theatre’s Artistic Director Heather J. Strickland transports the forest lords, Dukes, and beautifully headstrong Rosiland of "As You Like It" into the woods of Appalachia. Taking place in the open air Raleigh Little Theatre’s outdoor stage by the Rose Garden, the show is both music festival and theatre, featuring original music by Greensboro’s The Zinc Kings.
One of Shakespeare's more famous comedies, the story follows Rosalind as she dresses up as a man and runs away to the Forest of Arden after her uncle banishes her from court. There she encounters her true love, Orlando and must find a way to woo him without revealing her true identity.
Along with a roving band of forest lords that always have their fiddle and banjo with them, Rosiland, her cousin Celia, and her clown Touchstone encounter a number of colorful, backwoods characters in a tale of mistaken identities and romance... or something like it."
The play is general admission seating, so please plan to arrive on time to get seating with the group - it may take extra time to park as the parking lot is reserved for handicapped parking. Play starts at 8, but doors and concessions start at 7, so we'll shoot for that time.
Please go to http://www.raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/13-14/asyoulikeit.html to purchase your ticket. I have no idea if this will be popular enough to sell out or not, but I've already bought my ticket just in case. :) If the show is cancelled due to poor weather, there will be a rain date that Sunday and your ticket will be good for any remaining performance.
So pack your dinner and your chair (recommended by the venue for comfort) and let's sit outside to enjoy some veggie company and some Shakespeare!