Dennis Henry returns to Pigeon Creek to direct Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, As You Like It. Rosalind, banished from her uncle's dukedom, runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind meets her crush, Orlando, but can't reveal her real identity. A collection of comedic characters inhabit the forest in this hilarious romp.
This fall, for the first time, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will come to the Ramsdell, performing their production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. A touring company based in West Michigan, Pigeon Creek strives to make Shakespeare exciting and engaging for modern audiences, with a lively, interactive performance style that brings audience members into the world of the play, and a skill with Shakespeare's language that brings his words to theatrical life. As You Like It follows the story of Rosalind, who, banished from her uncle's dukedom, runs away to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind meets her crush, Orlando, but can't reveal her real identity. A collection of comedic characters inhabit the forest in this hilarious romp. Pigeon Creek is excited to come to the Ramsdell, which has a place in the history of Shakespearean theatre as a stage which once featured the young James Earl Jones in his first Shakespearean performances. The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company's performances of As You Like It will take place on October 19 and 20, and will include a matinee performance for local schools.
Founded in 1998, the Grand Haven based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company is Michigan’s only year-round, touring, professional Shakespeare company. The company was started by Chicago area actor and director Frank Farrell, who appeared several times as guest artist with the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, and a group of West Michigan actors, including current executive director Katherine Mayberry. From 1998-2007, Pigeon Creek produced plays outdoors in the Ottawa County Parks during the summer months. In 2008, the company expanded to performing throughout the year, and currently produces 4 mainstage plays per season, as well as numerous staged readings, performances of Shakespearean scenes, and educational programs.
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the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, please visit www.pcshakespeare.com