August 31 (Opening), September 1, 2, 7, and 8. All performances at 2pm
Civil War Parade Lawn
Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy an outdoor performance of a new musical twist on this beloved classic about love, voluntary exile, and how all the world is a stage. As in other comedies written during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, As You Like It celebrates a brave woman who pursues her own destiny in defiance of cultural norms. Rosalind dresses as a man in order to outsmart the patriarchal obstacles of her world. This year, the Festival presents an original musical featuring nine songs by the Bay Area rock duo The Killebanes, and Festival Resident Artist, Phil Wong.