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As You Like It

First Preview: Jun 07, 2023

Opening Date: Jun 09, 2023

Closing Date: Jun 25, 2023

Running Time: 01:45

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Playing @

Carroll Park

Court Street and Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Things are not going well. After a bitter and hostile new regime takes over The Court, best friends Rosalind and Celia decide their only option is to escape the corrupting influence of wealth and power by heading to Arden, a neighboring community filled with the exciting possibility of love, family and connection. There, they encounter fools, lovers, friends, exiles, philosophers and musicians—and undertake a journey of self-discovery longer than the subway ride they took to get there.

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

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.

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Masks are optional but encouraged.

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Directions Bus

The B57 stops right next to the park, and also runs next to wheelchair accessible subway stops at Jay Street MetroTech (A, C, F, R) and Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, 5).

Directions Subway

The closest subway station is the F/G Carroll Stop. If you need an elevator, we advise that you use the one at Jay Street Metro-tech (A, C, F, R, elevator located on northeast corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets). The Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, 5) is also a close subway stop with an elevator.


We have always found that there is ample parking right next to the park on Carroll Street. It’s a school zone and during the school day the parking on that street is restricted, so normally by 5:30/6 o’clock it is fairly empty.


There are 2 bathrooms on either side of the Park House. They will both be available throughout the performance, and are wheelchair accessible.

Wheelchair Info

The park itself is wheelchair accessible, but the neighboring subway (F/G Carroll) is not. If you need an elevator, we advise that you use the one at Jay Street MetroTech (elevator located on northeast corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets) or the Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, 5) stop. Also, as we set chairs out for each performance, please let us know if you’d like us to remove chairs so that you can get the best view of the performance. Please email us at 24 hours in advance.

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