New York, NY, April 1, 2016: The Barefoot Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce the first show of its fourth season, As You Like It. All shows will be performed at Summit Rock in Central Park and admission is free.
Barefoot Shakespeare Company was formed three years ago by Rob Sniffin, Emily Gallagher and Courtney Moors. Barefoot’s mission is to bring Shakespeare’s work to a wide and diverse audience with a pedestrian, engaging and modern outlook on the works of the Bard. They strive to create work that is grounded, accessible and applicable and seek to approach all of Shakespeare’s texts with energy, enthusiasm and excitement.
Barefoot is pleased to present As You Like It against the backdrop of New York City during the Great Depression. Shedding the opulence of the court for the Hooverville of Arden, Rosalind, Orlando and their co-mates explore the nuances of passion and classism in a pre-war setting. Word play, music, and a couple of classic clowns make this one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.
The show is directed by Emily Gallagher and the cast includes both Barefoot alumni and newcomers: Charles Baker, William Bednar, Christopher Berghoff, Collin Blackard, Cameron Clarke, Brooke Haney, Robin Johnson, James Kivlen, Courtney Moors, Annabelle Rollison, Leighton Samuels, Robert Sniffin and Vanessa Wendt.
All shows will take place at Summit Rock in Central Park on the following dates and times: June 2nd at 4 PM; June 3rd at 4 PM; June 4th at 6 PM; June 16th at 4 PM; June 17th at 4 PM; June 18th at 6 PM; and June 19th at 6 PM. Admission for all performances is free.
For more information, see Barefoot Shakespeare Company’s website, http://www.barefootshakespeare.org.
June 2-4 and June 16-19, Summit Rock, Central Park
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