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TWU Theatre Presents
Shakespeare’s As You Like It
DENTON — Disguise
and deception turn a tranquil forest glen topsy-turvy as the Texas
Woman’s University Department of Drama presents William Shakespeare’s
As You Like It.
Performances are scheduled
at 8 p.m. April 14-17, with matinees at 4 p.m. April 13 and 2 p.m.
April 18. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theatre
on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus. Ticket prices range
from $5 to $12. For reservations and other information, call the
TWU Theatre Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
Directed in true Elizabethan
style by TWU drama faculty member Michael Scudday, As You Like It
presents the tale of Rosalind (played by Jennifer Ehrhart of Denton),
a young woman who secures her own destiny through clever disguise.
Banished from the court
with her father, Duke Senior (Jaymes Gregory of Haltom City), Rosalind
ventures boldly into the unknown Forest of Arden. Disguised as a
man to avoid the dangers of uncivilized society, Rosalind mixes
masculine privilege with feminine wit to befriend and counsel the
lovelorn Orlando (Alison Trapp of Denton), helping him ultimately
to win her own heart.
Shakespeare’s As You Like It was one of the first
plays to be presented at the original Globe Theatre in London. TWU’s
production pays homage to the original through Elizabethan costume
designs by Joshua Scott Hancock of Kilgore, and a Globe-inspired
set by Jaymes Gregory. Director Scudday redefines scenic concepts
to include actors portraying forest animals, with original masks
created by Samuel Brian Beck of Fort Worth and choreography by Jeff
Many of Shakespeare’s
funniest and best-known characters also appear, including Touchstone,
the mischievous clown (Jason Morgan of Irving); Audrey, the naïve
country ingénue (Brista-Elise Hurst of Kilgore); and Jacques,
the hilariously brooding Lord of Duke Senior’s court (TWU
drama faculty member Dr. Tony Medlin). Other cast members are Shelly
Baranowski of New Braunfels; Casey Bellows of Rio Vista; Beau Bratcher
of Whitesboro; Chrissy English of Jourdanton; Joshua Scott Hancock
of Kilgore; Lorenzo Hernandez of El Paso; Amanda Kelts of Alberta,
Canada; Audra McHenry and Travis Ross, both of Jacksonville; Reginald
Peters of Dangerfield; Dustin C. Remmert of Houston; Camille Thompson
and Megan Welch, both of Fort Worth; Jeff Winkler of Alma, Kan.;
and Jodi York of Denton.
Lighting design for the
production is by Dayna Morgan, with sound design by Jeff Winkler
and period-based properties designed by Alison Trapp. The production
crew includes assistant director Reginald Peters; stage manager
Meredith Thomas of Grand Prairie; and assistant stage manager Ruth
Engel of Keene.
For Further Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456