Coos Bay Shakespeare in the Park Presents As You Like It
Escape to Arden! Revel in the ridiculousness that is "As You Like It". One of the silliest of the Bard’s silly plays, this story plays with the many ways love can go awry. A banished princess disguised as a boy draws the affection of a shepherdess who very definitively does not love the young shepherd who loves her. A neglected third son is infatuated with the same princess and makes friends with her alter-ego, totally unaware they are same person. A witty court jester loves a simple goatherd, a deposed Duke loves his merry men, and a melancholy philosopher loves the deer he has to eat. Crammed with word-play and jokes, nothing is safe from mockery in Arden. Femininity, masculinity, nobility, lovers, hunting, marriage, and horns are all skewered with equal energy in this free-to-the-public romp.
As always, a Green Show of music and dancing will precede the play, and the entertainment is free to all! Put this fun event on your calendar and bring the whole family to watch the silliness.
Saturdays and Sundays July 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th at 2:00 pm at Mingus Park
This free show is brought to you by donations from our community. Courtier level sponsors include The Mill Casino; Banner Bank; The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw; and Stebbins & Coffey, Attorneys at Law.