Thursday, April 17th, 2014

6/25 – 7/31/11 AS YOU LIKE IT tours Maryland parks this summer!

Can one desire too much of a good thing?

- Rosalind, As You Like It

The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, and Maryland parks are throwing open their gates! With the return of the summer comes the return of a popular outdoor tradition for the whole family: the Maryland Shakespeare Festival Good Will Tour!

In its 11th season, the Good Will Tour brings professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays to outdoor venues throughout the state of Maryland. This summer, Maryland Shakespeare Festival will present one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, AS YOU LIKE IT! Join our professional company for unbeatable storytelling, performed in MSF’s signature, festival style. Be transported by live music, uproarious comedy, and Shakespeare’s enchanting poetry . . . all under the stars.

Nothing is as it should be in the Forest of Arden. Silvius loves Phebe, who loves Ganymede, who is actually the disguised Rosalind, who loves Orlando, who would love Rosalind back—if he could see through her disguise! There’s something for everyone in AS YOU LIKE IT: boasting wrestlers, girls in trousers, a lion attack, four weddings, and a couple of banishments. And of course, some of the most famous lines the Bard ever wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and join Maryland Shakespeare Festival for a family-friendly evening of laughter, music, and a classic tale!

The Good Will Tour is coming to a Maryland park near you, so check our Find a Tour Stop page for dates and venues. MSF is pleased to announce that for the first time in recent years, the Good Will Tour will include performances in Baltimore, at the Evergreen Museum & Library Meadow. Please note that while most venues are able to offer free admission, some charge a small admission fee. Our Find a Tour Stop page has more information.

You might have seen Maryland Shakespeare Festival’s Bare Bard production of AS YOU LIKE IT in April. Join us again for the Good Will Tour version of the play—which will be fully produced, costumed, and rehearsed—to see how the show has evolved since the improvisational Bare Bard version!


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