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As You Like It
Shake on the Lake Presents AS YOU LIKE IT

“All the world’s a stage,” and Shake on the Lake is poised to bring the “players with exits and entrances,” playing “many parts,” as they bring Shakespeare’s most musical comedy, AS YOU LIKE IT, on tour across Western New York this summer.  

AS YOU LIKE IT follows the story of Rosalind, one of Shakespeare’s most savvy and strong protagonists, as she faces an uncertain future after the exile of her royal father by her uncle, the newly installed Duke Frederick. Buoyed by her loving cousin, Celia, and their rascally clown, Touchstone, Rosalind makes the best of her situation, and by chance, catches the eye of a brave young man, Orlando.  

After Orlando’s bests the Duke’s champion in a wrestling match, both Orlando and Rosalind must flee to the Forest of Arden to escape the eyre of Duke Frederick, as well as Orlando’s jealous brother, Oliver. The two fear they will never see one another again, not knowing the magic and romance that awaits them in the forest.

Come find out as Shake on the Lake puts it’s fast, fun, and physical-style on display in this comedy about love, longing, nature, cross-dressing, mistaken identity, music, and….wrestling.  


2019 Tour Dates

Thursday, July 25: Geneseo: The Wadsworth Homestead*,  4 South St, Geneseo, NY 14454; 6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 26: Brockport: Morgan-Manning House* Western Monroe Historical Society, 151 Main St S, Brockport, NY 14420, Groundlings Theatre Camp Green Show: 6:00 p.m.; Show at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27: Letchworth: Letchworth State Park’s Day of Art & Culture with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra**, Archery Field by the Castile Entrance/Exit; 5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 29: Attica: Attica Historical Society*, 130 Main St, Attica, NY 14011; 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30: Arcade: Village of Arcade Park**; 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31: Springville: Heritage Park**; 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 1: Silver Lake: Perry Public Beach** Groundlings Summer Institute Performance: 6:00 p.m.; Show at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 2: Silver Lake: Perry Public Beach** Groundlings Summer Institute Performance: 6:00 p.m.; Show at 6:30 p.m..

Saturday, August 3: Silver Lake: Perry Public Beach** Groundlings Summer Institute Performance: 1:30 p.m.; Show at 2:00 p.m. AND Groundlings Summer Institute Performance: 6:00 p.m.; Show at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, August 5: Wellsville: David A. Howe Public Library, 155 N. Main St, Wellsville NY; 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6: Lyndonville: 15 N Main St, Lyndonville, NY 14098; 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7: Orleans County Marine Park at Point Breeze: Lighthouse**, 1110 Point Breeze Road, Kent, NY, 14477; 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 8: Batavia: Centennial Park**; 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 9: Angelica: Angelica Town Square**; 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 10: Linwood Gardens*: 1912 York Rd W, Linwood, NY; 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 11: Naples: Cumming Nature Center**, 6472 Gulick Rd, Naples, NY; 2:00 p.m.

* Historic Home Tour Venue

** Green Space Tour Venue



No tickets required (shows are free) except for Naples Venue (Ticket link coming soon)
All shows are 90 minutes (or less) without an intermission
Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended for all venues
All ages welcome
Selected shows have student performances before hand
Selected shows have an Actor Talkback afterwards
All shows begin with live pre-show music, you are not late if you hear music