** DC AREA PREMIERE **
Named one of The New York Times’ best shows of 2017, Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT is an immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.
The Washington Post Review
“The Keegan Theatre is rocking out with the musical “As You Like It,” which Taub [and co-adapter Laurie Woolery] created along with a similar “Twelfth Night” for the Public Theatre’s Public Works project.”
DC Metro Theater Arts Review
“Adapted by the unparalleled Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery and directed by Cara Gabriel and Josh Sticklin, Keegan Theatre’s As You Like It brings something fresh, current and exhilarating to this age-old but timeless Shakespearean text. “
MD Theatre Guide Review
“The Keegan Theatre’s production of Shaina Taub [and Laurie Woolery’s] new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is as close to perfect as any production that has appeared in Washington this year.”
DC Theatre Scene Review
“As the cast dances in the aisles of Keegan Theatre, it’s difficult not to catch the contagious, rose-colored energy from this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery.”
Broadway World Review
“Overall, Keegan Theatre’s musical rendition of As You Like It is whimsical and fun, with some light social commentary of love and acceptance. Despite some rough edges, the production is an enjoyable experience.”
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.