|15 December 1999|
Shakespeare returns for popular SummerTimes event.
SummerTimes Summer Theatre Season, from Friday 14 January 2000
One of Shakespeares best-known comedies will delight audiences at the SummerTimes festivals Summer Theatre Season early next year.
In January 2000, As You Like It is expected to draw crowds of up to 800 people to each performance. As You Like It is one of Shakespeares finest romantic comedies. Full of poetry, song, comic invention and satire, the plot is strengthened by the joyous confusion of lovelorn swains, a strong-minded heroine in disguise, a melancholy philosopher and the triumph of justice.
Performed in the open air of the Arts Centres South Quadrangle, this colourful, authentic production borrows from Jacobean and Elizabethan traditions to present a carnival atmosphere complete with a procession of characters and live wrestling!
The free-to-attend event, directed by Jenny Alexander and featuring production design by Julian Southgate, will run for a two-week season starting on Friday 14 January. As You Like It will be produced by Events Management Group for the Christchurch City Council-organised festival.
For further information contact the publicity co-ordinator:
Katie Macbeth, phone (03) 941 8495.