While Shakespeare’s 1599 romantic comedy offers a series of mistaken identities, witty banter and humorous situations that explore themes of love, self-discovery and the transformative power of nature in the Forest of Arden, Smith Street Stage’s As You Like It is set in modern-day New York City, bringing a fresh queer perspective to a timeless comedy. Tobias Wong's fusion of original rootsy, newgrass music creates a relatable backdrop of New York City, juxtaposing the ambitious and binary world of finance and politics as represented by the Court, with the liberated, queer-affirming and community-oriented atmosphere of Arden, an outer borough enclave. This immersive and site-specific experience offers representation for some spectators and a unique blend of intellect and entertainment for theater enthusiasts of all ages.
Show Notes: A limited amount of seating will be provided, and guests are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to set up near the stage. No reservations are required.
COVID-19 Safety Information
Masks are optional but encouraged.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY @ 7:30 PM