As We Liked It – YAAM at Center Stage

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Blog,News

Two dozen Yalies joined friends from the University of Chicago Alumni Association and other theater-loving patrons to enjoy an exciting and thought-provoking performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, produced by Center Stage in residence at Towson University. The audience experienced laughter and intrigue as the all-female cast presented a beautifully-set, ingeniously-scripted version of this romance between Rosalind and Orlando. Prior to the show, our Yale alumni enjoyed an opportunity to mingle with University of Chicago alumni over a delicious lunch at The Orient restaurant. Gavin Witt, BA’89, the Associate Artistic Director and Dramaturg at Center Stage responsible for this re-imagining of As You Like It, gave a masterful pre-performance lecture on the ins and outs of dramaturgy, his approach to Shakespeare, and the commentary on gender roles, identity, and romance conveyed by the non-traditional staging and casting of the show. We hope this is the first of many collaborations to come with Center Stage, Gavin Witt, and the UChicago alumni!DSC_1521-edited DSC_1522-edited

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