Kansas State University sets 'As You Like It' in Flint Hills
Thursday, April 14, 2016
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's theatre program will perform one of Shakespeare's most treasured romantic comedies, "As You Like It," at 7:30 p.m. April 21-23 and 28-30, and at 2:30 p.m. May 1, all in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall.
The performances are part of the spring semester series of campus and community events honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
"As You Like It" is a tale of feuding families, heartbreak, love, disguise and surprise. Fleeing persecution in her uncle's court, Rosalind and her cousin, Celia, disguise themselves and seek safety in the Forest of Arden. Through a chance series of events, they are brought together with Orlando, who has fled his home for fear of his brother, and who also happens to be smitten with Rosalind. The play has such memorable characters as Touchstone, the court jester; Ganymede, Rosalind's male disguise figure; and the melancholy Jacques.
David Mackay, assistant professor of theatre, will direct this performance, presented by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Tickets are $15 for adults; $13 for faculty/staff, military and seniors; and $10 for students and youth, plus tax. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. each performance day. Fees apply to phone orders.
The following Kansas State University students are in the cast of "As You Like It":
Ben Deghand, senior in theatre, Berryton, as Silvius; Gabrielle Browne, junior in theatre, Colby, as Phoebe; Blake Cordell, senior in applied music, Derby, as Amiens.
From Manhattan: Jonah Ericson, junior in theatre, as Touchstone; Cody O'Hare, sophomore in theatre, as Adam;and Audrey Artis, senior in theatre, as Duke Frederick.
Morgan Sterrett, sophomore in theatre, Overland Park, as Celia; Madison Plouvier, sophomore in theatre, Shawnee, as Rosalind; Caitlyn Lambrecht, sophomore in secondary education, as Corin, and Hunter Nelson, sophomore in secondary education, as LeBeau/Martext, both from Topeka; Drew George, senior in applied music, Uniontown, as Duke Senior; and Cody LaCrone, junior in theatre, Wichita, as Oliver.
From out of state: Mallory Diekmann, senior in agricultural communication and journalism, St. Paul, Minnesota, as Audrey; Darrington Clark, senior in theatre, Kansas City, Missouri, as Orlando; and Danielle Levings, master's student in theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Jacques.