AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Harold Steward
In Partnership with The Theater Offensive
June 2-25 at Tufts University's Balch Arena Theater
Actors’ Shakespeare Project is proud to close out our 2022-23 Season with one of Shakespeare’s most timeless comedies. At a time when state legislatures across the US ban drag performances and police LGBTQ+ bodies, As You Like It leans into its famed crossdressing mayhem and gender euphoria, celebrating the inherent queerness of mythical Arden.
Join some of the Bard’s most beloved characters — Jaques, Touchstone, Silvius, Phoebe, and many more — at Tufts’ Balch Arena Theater for a show filled with laughter, music, romance, and plenty of Shakespearean hijinks. Follow Rosalind’s chase after Orlando through the forest disguised as a shepherd boy, as the pair discovers themselves, and the true meaning of love (is love is love is love).
With the precise vision of Director Harold Steward and in partnership with The Theater Offensive, ASP’s As You Like It seeks to illuminate the common ground between “All the world’s a stage” and “We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.”