For 50 years now, the Public Theater has been captivating audiences at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. This beloved summer tradition kicked off with, “As You Like It.”. It has been a hit since it opened for previews on June 5th.
Here’s a video with some of the cast:
Becoming an employee of the Public Theater last year was one of the best things to happen. I have been reintroudced to the world of Shakepeare in a profound new way and the days leading up to my first time at the park were one of excitment and joy. As this wonderful play is coming to a close tomorrow, June 30th, if you didnt get a chance to catch it, you really missed out. Although it poured rain on Monday, June 25th right before the show, the sun came out and the seats were dried by the great staff of the Delacorte for all of us to have our experience. I went with my dear and near friends and was immediately entralled by the mass of people and the beautifully lit stage. Kudos to everyone in the cast! The music, the set, and Daniel Sullivan’s direction were all superb.
The way I was first introduced to acting was through Shakespeare in high school. That was the first time I had performed in a play and have yet to do another Shakespeare piece since. Seeing “As You Like It” re-inspired me. Renee Elise Goldsberry as Celia & Lily Rabe as Roslind showed the beauty and strength that women actors are in Shakespeare pieces. The Public does a fine job of diverse casting and made the “Delacorte” experience ever so memorable with this.
I am looking forward to part two… INTO THE WOODS in JULY!