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Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage now through March 5, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The production features Lindsay Alexandra Carter as the clever and courageous Rosalind, and Lorenzo Roberts as the smitten Orlando.

Rosalind is banished from court by her uncle and flees with her cousin Celia to the Forest of Arden, where she discovers the chivalrous Orlando, and a world full of passion and possibility. When she disguises herself as a man, enchantment abounds and blossoms into an exploration of young love. Featuring some of Shakespeare's most memorable passages, As You Like It remains a witty and delightful examination on love in its many forms and features a cast of clowns, dukes, and merry woodsmen.

Alongside Lindsay Alexandra Carter and Lorenzo Roberts, the cast of As You Like It features Tom Story as Jaques, Aaron Krohn as Touchstone, Michael Glenn as Oliver, Antoinette Robinson as Celia, and Allen McCullough as Duke Senior and Duke Frederick. The production also includes Kimberly Chatterjee (Audrey), Will Hayes(Charles), Jeff Keogh (Adam/Corin), Daven Ralston (Ensemble), Brian Reisman (Silvius), Dani Stoller (Phoebe), and Cody Wilson (Denis/Wilson).

This production of As You Like It features original music composed by Obie Award-winner Heather Christian, with scenic design by John McDermott (Folger Theatre's Sense and Sensibility), costume design by Charlotte Palmer-Lane, and choreography by Alexandra Beller (Folger Theatre's Sense and Sensibility). The creative team also includes Eric Southern (lighting design) and Leon Rothenberg (sound design).

Tickets are available online at www.folger.edu/theatre or by calling the Folger Box Office at (202) 544-7077.

Photo Credit: Teresa Wood

high res photos Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Rosalind (Lindsay Alexandra Carter) is suddenly taken aback at the Duke’s masked ball Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Cousins and best friends Rosalind (Lindsay Alexandra Carter, left) and Celia (Antoinette Robinson) share a moment of amusement Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Orlando (Lorenzo Roberts, masked) takes on the court’s wrestling champion Charles (Will Hayes) Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Lindsay Alexandra Carter stars as the beautiful and courageous Rosalind Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Duke Frederick (Allen McCullough) admonishes his daughter Celia (Antoinette Robinson), with court attendants (Daven Ralston, Will Hayes) looking on Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Corin (Jeff Keogh, left) and Touchstone (Aaron Krohn) deep in conversation about the merits and drawbacks of court and country life Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Tom Story as the philosophic misanthrope Jaques Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Orlando (Lorenzo Roberts) taking courtship advice from Rosalind (Lindsay Alexandra Carter), here dressed as a young man Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
The witty Touchstone (Aaron Krohn) shows off his wooing prowess to Audrey (Kimberly Chatterjee) Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
The cynical Jaques (Tom Story) shares words with the insightful fool Touchstone (Aaron Krohn) Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Phoebe (Dani Stoller) tries her best to keep Silvius’ (Brian Reisman) romantic overtures at bay Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Rosalind (Lindsay Alexandra Carter), dressed as Ganymede, playfully toying with the lovelorn Orlando (Lorenzo Roberts), with Celia (Antoinette Robsinon) looking on Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
The cast of Folger Theatre's production of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT in exuberant song. Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
Orlando (Lorenzo Roberts) and Rosalind (Lindsay Alexandra Carter) wed in the enchanted Forest of Arden, along with other wistful couples Photo Flash: First Look at Folger Theatre's AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Songs by Heather Christian
The brides in the Forest of Arden take to celebratory song: Dani Stoller, Kimberly Chatterjee, Antoinette Robinson, Lindsay Alexandra Carter

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