Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ returns to UFV

Shakespeare’s comic romp, As You Like It, will be presented next month by the University of the Fraser Valley’s theatre department.

Eli Funk as Touchstone and Cait Archer as Audrey

Eli Funk as Touchstone and Cait Archer as Audrey

Shakespeare’s comic romp, As You Like It, will be presented next month by the University of the Fraser Valley’s theatre department.

This production marks the third time that UFV will present the classic, romantic tale – prior productions took place in 1984 and 1998.

In  As You Like It, Rosalind, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, is forced to flee with her cousin Celia and court jester Touchstone to the Forest of Arden, to escape the wrath of her tyrannical uncle.

To survive, she must disguise herself as a man. When she meets Orlando, the object of her desire,  an intriguing examination of the meaning of romantic love ensues.

The cast includes Rebekah Briscoas as Rosalind and Dylan Coulter, who appeared as Ferdinand in The Tempest, is Orlando.

The production will be directed by faculty member Ian Fenwick.

As You Like It opens March 9 at 7.30 p.m. at the Chilliwack campus theatre and plays March 10, 15-17 and 22-24. There is also a half-price preview March 7, and matinees on March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. and March 8 and 14 at noon.

Ticket prices range between $9 to $20. For tickets and information call: 604-795-2814 or email: theatre@ufv.ca  or visit www.ufv.ca/theatre.