As You Like It

November 3 - December 2, 2018
William Shakespeare
Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery
Shaina Taub
Cara Gabriel and Josh Sticklin
Music Director
Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi


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.

Sponsored by
Marcie Cohen, Bill Moore & Judy Deitz, Alison & Bernie Sheahan, Al Munzer & Joel Wind, Rick Kellogg, Kirk McCoy, Gail & Peter Hansen, Holly Hassett, Susan & Jay Finkelstein, Dan Felton, Deborah Fischer & Michael Joy, Patricia Zweibel & Dan Leathers, Tricia Ferrone, Carol Galaty & Ken Shuck, KGP Design Studio, Joseph Rhea, Michael & Naina Rakes

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.”

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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. “

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Duke Senior
Jade Jones *
Nigel Rowe
Debora Crabbe
Kevin Thorne II
Jaques / Musician
Caroline Dubberly
Phillip Reid
Duke Frederick
Patrick M. Doneghy
Omar D. Cruz
Caroline Wolfson
Bianca Lipford
Oscar Ceville
Celia / Musician
Linda Bard
Willie Garner, Kourtney Richards, Izzy Smelkinson, Daniel Glenn Westbrook, Jennifer J. Hopkins, Jasmine Hall

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

Production Team
Cara Gabriel and Josh Sticklin
Music Director
Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
Assistant Director
Clancey Yovanovich
Stage Manager
Aria Velz
Set Designer
Matthew J. Keenan
Costume Designer
Jeanette Christensen
Lighting Designer
Alberto Segarra
Properties Designer
Cindy Landrum Jacobs
Sound Designer
Niusha Nawab
Hair/Makeup Designer
Craig Miller
Fight Choreographer
Kyle Encinas