Boston Conservatory at Berklee Center Stage Presents a Contemporary Adaptation of Shakespeare’s 'As You Like It'

The adaptation by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery puts a modern spin on Shakespeare’s beloved comedy.

October 5, 2022

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s fall Center Stage series continues in October with a contemporary adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved pastoral comedies, As You Like It. Performances will take place at Boston Conservatory Theater from Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23.

Named one of the New York Times's best shows of 2017, this contemporary adaptation by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery is an immersive, dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families, and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind, and niece Celia escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. While they are lost among the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars.

Boston Conservatory’s production is directed by associate professor of theater Laura Marie Duncan, with music direction by associate professor of theater José Delgado and assistant professor of theater Isaac Leaverton. The production is choreographed by Boston Conservatory musical theater alum Misha Shields (B.F.A. '06).

“This thrilling adaptation of As You Like It will transport the audience to a fantastical world uniquely shaped by our students under the skillful eye of director Laura Marie Duncan,” said Jermaine Hill, interim dean of theater for Boston Conservatory. “Our theater students’ wide-ranging and incredible talents will be displayed throughout this performance; I am immensely proud of their hard work, and cannot wait to welcome audiences into the theater to witness this beautiful and timely production.”

As You Like It will be presented at Boston Conservatory Theater, located at 31 Hemenway Street in Boston, Massachusetts at 8:00 p.m. from Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22, and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Tickets are $25 to $35 for regular seating; and $18.75 to $26.25 for senior citizens, WGBH members, and non-Berklee students. Learn more and purchase tickets.