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Shakespeare in the Park - As You Like It

8/3/2016 - 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Newport Green

6:00 PM | KIDS & THE CLASSICS - a free workshop for children

“Kids & the Classics” is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of "Free Shakespeare in the Park.” This free 45-minute interactive workshop is designed for children ages 4 to 14. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games, and close reading of text.

7:00 PM | "AS YOU LIKE IT" | running time 90 mins

Join friends and neighbor's for Hip to Hip's interpretation of "As You Like It" Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy about love, family and identity is full of wit, music and gender-bending fun.  The rightful duke and his supporters have been banished, while his impulsive daughter Rosalind remains at the mercy of the oppressive new regime.  Comic twists and turns abound when Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees the court to seek her father in the mysterious Forest of Arden.  Her journey of self-discovery brings her face to face with Orlando, the man she loves.

Rain Date: Tuesday, August 16th