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Shakespeare's ‘As You Like It’ Romping Across CCC Stage

 

In his comedy "As You Like It," William Shakespeare famously wrote that "all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players" upon it. Local theatergoers will have the opportunity to hear that line uttered in its original context when Stages at Camden County College presents the bard's beloved farce during seven shows this month.

 

"As You Like It" follows the escapades of a cross-dressing Rosalind and companions Celia and Touchstone as they flee persecution in her uncle's court and discover love in the Forest of Arden. Performances will be given at 8 p.m. May 6, 7, 11, 12, 13 and 14 and at 3 p.m. May 8 in The Little Theatre, which is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College's Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.

 

Directing the production, which has been set with a 1960s hippy theme, is Professor Marjorie Sokoloff of Pitman. Stage manager is Michael Walker of Trenton. Assistant stage manager is Camille Campbell of Mays Landing.

 

Starring as "Rosalind" is Melissa Rittmann of Ewing, with Alex Ford of Runnemede as "Celia" and Jim Collins of Sicklerville as "Touchstone." Jason MacDermott of Blackwood portrays "Orlando," Jeff Wagner of Sewell is "Duke Senior" and Karl Babij of Pitman is "Jaques."

 

Completing the cast are Andrew Betz of Philadelphia, Pa., Jabari Britt of Lindenwold, Paul Brodo of Deptford, Max Gutbezahl of Cherry Hill, Sadie Mawson of Voorhees, Brett Molotsky of Camden, Maria Panvini of Pine Hill, Dan Patrick of Laurel Springs, Bernadette Rocks of Washington Township, Ryan Ruggles of Somerdale, Benita Simpson of Glassboro, Don Swenson of Pitman, Ian Taylor of Erial, Angel Marrero Valerio of Pennsauken and Matthew Weil of Lindenwold.

 

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children, senior citizens and CCC students, faculty and staff with valid identification. A special rate of $8 is available for individual members of groups totaling 20 or more.

 

To reserve tickets or for additional information about the production, contact Stages at Camden County College by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4737, or via e-mail at stages@camdencc.edu.


Published: May 04, 2011