Aquila Theatre Presents 'As You Like It' At UNA Feb. 9
Jan. 15, 2010
FLORENCE, Ala. – The internationally acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company is returning to the University of North Alabama to present Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Norton Auditorium. General-admission tickets, which are $10, or $5 for students, are available at the UNA Bookstore, the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, ColdWater Books and Pegasus Records and Tapes. Tickets will also be available at the door.
This is the eighth year the traveling drama production group will perform at UNA.
Set in a period of revolution in France when love conquered all, “As You Like It” tells the story of power-hungry men exiling their brothers, girls playing guys, and finding love in unexpected places. Frederick exiles his brother, Duke Senior, so he can reign over a French Duchy. Simultaneously, Orlando, who has been forced from his own town by a bloodthirsty brother, finds himself in the Forest of Arden. Dressed as men, Rosalind and her best friend and cousin, Celia, run from Frederick's regime and seek shelter in the forest where they are fated to find the exiled Orlando and Duke Senior. Shakespeare’s comic brilliance is wrapped in gender-confused, unrequited love.
Aquila infuses “As You Like It” with a unique blend of fun and entertaining theatricality. The production is both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience.
For more information on the Aquila Theatre Company, visit www.aquilatheatre.com.