Selden, NY - June 23, 2015 - The 15th season of the Long Island Shakespeare Festival (LISF) will kick off this July with free performances of an abridged version of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Performances will take place rain or shine at Suffolk County Community College’s Ammerman Campus in Selden. The free performances are underwritten by the Suffolk County Community College Association as a gift to Long Island.
Theater lovers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, family and friends to the outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Performance dates are July 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, and 11 at 8 p.m. Performances will move indoors to the College's Shea Theatre in the event of inclement weather.
Matinee performances are July 5, 8, and 12 at 2 p.m. in the Shea Theatre.
For more information call the LISF office 631-451-4163 or find us on the web at LIShakes.org
As You Like It: Love grows on trees! If a nasty uncle banishes you from court, it’s wise to take your favorite cousin and a clown along for the ride. When Rosalind and her entourage seek refuge in the Forest of Arden, they encounter an unlikely lot of woodland denizens—including Orlando, the man Rosalind loves. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind teaches Orlando how to woo her! Celebrating one of Shakespeare’s most glorious feminine creations, this joyful comedy is filled with identities at play and shrewd observations about human nature.
Pictured: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet presented at the 2013 Long Island Shakespeare Festival at Suffolk County Community College's Ammerman Campus in Selden.