Lantern Theater Company: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in ARCADIA (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in THE TRAIN DRIVER (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.
As You Like It
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2015/16 Season

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
March 10 - April 17, 2016

This is the story of Rosalind – Shakespeare's most charismatic and irresistible heroine. Oppressed and exiled from Court under threat of death, she escapes with her cousin into the wild and unpredictable Forest of Arden. Disguised as a boy, she is able to create a world of her own, reveling in her newfound independence. But chance encounters with the love-struck Orlando complicate this new life. Winding through the enchanting thickets of the forest, will true love find its way? Can one desire too much of a good thing? Find out in this wondrous comedy that celebrates redemption, family, and the liberating power of love.

Cast & Production Team

Adam Altman as Oliver/Ensemble  •  Chris Anthony as Charles/Silvius/Ensemble  •  Jake Blouch as Orlando/Ensemble  •  Kirk Wendell Brown as Duke Senior/Duke Frederick/Ensemble  •  Liz Filios as Rosalind/Ensemble  •  J Hernandez as Touchstone/Ensemble  •  Meghan Winch as Phebe/Ensemble  •  Ruby Wolf as Celia/Ensemble  •  Frank X as Jaques/Ensemble

Meghan Jones, Production Manager & Scenic Designer  •  Janus Stefanowicz, Costume Designer  •  Drew Billiau, Lighting Designer  •  Michael Hahn, Composer & Sound Designer  •  J. Alex Cordaro, Fight Director  •  Liz Nugent, Props Master  •  Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager
News & Reviews

"A joyous and musical production. Director Charles McMahon's production boasts clarity and charming characterizations from an adept cast... Inspired work from all!" –Broad Street Review  read review

"As You Like It as you've never seen it! Leading the cast is the irresistible [Liz] Filios, who fluently delivers Rosalind's full range of emotions." –Phindie  read review

"Come to the Lantern to see Shakespeare at its best. You will not leave disappointed." –Beyond My Backyard  read review

"McMahon's lively direction strikes an excellent balance between the play's central themes and the sheer fun of its comedy." –  read review

"A true ensemble production." –Edge Media Network  read review

"Philly theatre veteran Liz Filios shines as Rosalind!" –DC Metro Theater Arts  read review

Actress Liz Filios talks with DC Metro Theater Arts about discovering Rosalind in As You Like It, working at the Lantern, and her longtime love of Shakespeare.  read interview

"As You Like It showcases charming chemistry and dynamic musical and acting abilities among a cast comprised of both Lantern newcomers and veterans. Combined with excellent acoustics, intuitive lighting, and a few spirited fight scenes, this show is tremendous fun." –PA Theatre Guide

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Header Photo: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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