Shakespeare's As You Like It at McPherson Theatre

Feb. 18, 2013

 Ben Mulgrew  '14 (Orlando) and Geena Barry '15 (Rosalind) celebrate their wedding in the forest.
As You Like It

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts presents William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, As You Like It, directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Thomas Quinn.

Performances will take place at the McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington) at 8 p.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 26 to Saturday, March 2, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, Feb. 18 and are available for purchase at the McPherson Theatre Box Office (309-556-3232). Student and faculty tickets are $2 with a valid school ID.  General admission will cost $10 for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances and $12 for the Friday and Saturday shows. Senior citizens will receive a $1 discount on ticket price.

All the world’s a stage in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a tale of flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity.  Rosalind—joined by her cousin Celia and Touchstone, her court jester—flees persecution in her uncle’s court and goes into hiding in the Forest of Arden.  The forest is not as secluded as she thinks, and Rosalind and her companions must navigate this new world where nothing is really as it seems.  Filled with clever gender reversals and timely twists of fate, As You Like It takes a lighthearted look at the fickle, yet passionate, nature of love.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, contact the McPherson Theatre Box Office at (309) 556-3232 or visit the School of Theatre Art’s website at

Cast: Geena Barry (Rosalind), Elaina Henderson (Celia), Ben Mulgrew (Orlando), Zach Wagner (Oliver), Will Henke (Touchstone), Isaac Sherman (Duke Frederick/Duke Senior), Ian Scarlato (Jaques), Marek Zurowski (Charles/Silvius), Adam Walleser (Adam/William), Elliott Plowman (Corin), Kate Rozycki (Amiens), Bri Sarikcioglu (Phoebe), Zach Mahler (Le Beau/Sir Oliver Mar-Text/Jaques DeBoys), Debra Madans (Denis), Angela Jos (Audrey), Joey Chu (Ensemble), Nick Castellanos (Ensemble), Mandi Corrao (Flautist), Maggie Sheridan (Guitarist), Will Greenlee (Violinist).

Production Team: Tom Quinn (Director), Mandi Corrao (Music Director), Annie Simpson (Choreographer), Curt Trout (Scenic Designer), Mariah Williamson (Costume Designer), Stephen Sakowski (Lighting Designer), Aaron Woodstein (Sound Designer), Liz Carlson (Stage Manager).

Contact: Katherine Filippo, ’12, (309) 556-3181