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Theatre Under The Trees to Present AS YOU LIKE IT This Summer

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For its 18th summer, Theatre Under The Trees is adding a modern, musical twist to the classic Shakespeare comedy, As You Like It. Theatre Under The Trees has always brought unique, show-specific music to York County audiences thanks to co-founder, music, and voice director Gayle Eubank. Eubank will be composing original music for the five songs included in the play, taking inspiration from the late 1980's. These songs will be performed by Strange Oaths, a five part band created just for the show.

Shakespeare's As You Like It begins with a bitter fight between brothers, followed by a wrestling match with a surprising outcome. Then banished cousins Rosalind and Celia travel to the very musical locale of Arden, where they are surprised to find love letters posted everywhere proclaiming Rosalind's virtues. Once the mysterious suitor is revealed as Orlando, Rosalind takes advantage of her boyish disguise to educate him about the truths of women to the amusement of Celia and her jester, Touchstone. Rosalind's banished father and his friends and a trio of shepherds are added to the Arden mix for even livelier entertainment.

This year, As You Like It opens on July 22, 6:30 pm at Gifford Pinchot State Park. 7 performances follow. Bring a blanket and some friends and come to the park nearest you. All performances are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, please visit http://www.dreamwrights.org/2016-season/as-you-like-it.

July 22 6:30 pm Gifford Pinchot State Park

July 23 5:30 pm Brown's Orchards & Farm Market
July 24 6:30 pm Cousler Park
July 25 6:30 pm Rudy County Park
July 27 6:30 pm Sam Lewis State Park
July 29 6:30 pm William Kain County Park
July 30 6:30 pm Codorus State Park
July 31 2:30 pm DreamWrights

About Theatre Under the Trees and DreamWrights Center for Community Arts

Theatre Under The Trees is a branch of DreamWrights Center for Community Arts. Theatre Under The Trees is proud to have brought lively Shakespearean comedies to local audiences in beautiful parks for the past 18 years. It strives for a family friendly evening of theatre that can be enjoyed whether you are a Shakespeare novice or fanatic.

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts in York, Pennsylvania has been offering interactive performing arts experiences for people of all ages since 1997. By serving as an educational theatre and performing arts resource, DreamWrights offers opportunities to explore all aspects of performance arts from theatre acting and designing to crewing and stage managing. DreamWrights fosters and inspires growth, creativity, responsibility and an appreciation for live performance in people of all ages and cultures. To learn more about how to participate in, or attend one of DreamWrights' upcoming productions, visit www.dreamwrights.org or Facebook.com/DreamWrights.


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