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BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT - You Will Love It

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BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT - You Will Love It
From (left to right) Gordon Reinhart, Torsten Johnson, Betsy Mugavero, Juan Rivera Lebron, Lori McNally, J. Todd Adams, Christine Weber, Dustin Tucker, Atlie Gilbert, and Justin Ness
Photo taken by DKM Photography

I have seen a few different versions of AS YOU LIKE IT over the years. I think when watching Shakespeare it's gets easier and more enjoyable each time you see it, since you understand what is happening. However, I think this production does such a good job of telling the story through the actions they chose to go along with the dialogue, that someone who knew nothing about the story could tell you what it was about.

I really enjoyed the look of this production, but I am in love with the early 20th century industrial/steampunk, late Victorian era influence and esthetics. This production was set in the early 1900's and has a very industrial feel. The costumes were gorgeous on the women and many of the men were very dashing (as dashing as one can be in a forest). I think Kim Krumm Sorenson's choice of colors and fabrics were so lovely to see. And the set by Russell Metheny did not take anything away from the beauty of the hills of the Treasure Valley and used wheels with locking mechanisms for a great way to "quick change" from the city to the forest.

Betsy Mugavero's Rosalind/Ganymede was a wonderfully feisty and sassy character. It was a great choice for this production. Christine Weber as her cousin, Celia/Aliena was a great balance for the feminine represented on the stage, and a voice of reason for her cousin.

There was a bit of a surprise with a few of the men: they sang barbershop style songs that fit whatever situation was happening. And it may not seem that surprising to most, but one of the gentlemen singers was one of my professors at Boise State University - I just didn't know he could sing and sing well.

I thought this production was a wonderful way to spend a not-quite midsummer's night. Edward Morgan should be proud of his production team and proud of his actors.

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Teresa Rodrick My name is Teresa Rodrick, I was born in Edmonds, Washington - grew up in Mountlake Terrace (WA), married a man from Everett (WA) and my folks moved to Lake Stevens (WA). So when asked, I say I am from the Seattle Area. Way back when I was in high school, I was given lines to perform to open a play (I was a choir girl) and I still remember a part of the line: “No one stopped to give him gladsome looks.” I was then in two other plays. From there I married my husband in June 1990. He was military and we moved around a bit. Our children were born during this time. We lived in England for 2 years, Germany for 6 years and moved to San Antonio, Texas. In San Antonio, I decided I had put my own career off long enough and started going to Palo Alto Community College. I got my Associates Degree in Drama in May 2005. From San Antonio, we moved back to England for just over 3 years. I did one stint in community theatre there. From there we moved to Boise, Idaho. I received my Bachelors in Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Secondary Education in May 2012 from Boise State University.


 
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