Summer Theatre!

As You Like It, William Shakespeare’s witty romantic comedy, opens LCC’s annual free Summer Stage Under the Stars Festival on June 26.

Directed by Mary Job, the play will be performed by a large cast at LCC’s Outdoor Amphitheatre Wednesday through Sunday, June 26-30 at 7 p.m.

The story: When Rosalind, the daughter of the exiled Duke is banished by her usurping uncle, she and her cousin Celia flee to the Forest of Arden in the guise of a shepherd boy, Ganymede, with Celia as her sister. In the forest she encounters not only her exiled father, but a host of diverse characters and lovers, including her own love, Orlando, who is whiling away his own escape from a tyrannical brother by decorating the forest trees with badly written poetry to her. In the guise of Ganymede, Rosalind challenges the strength and sincerity of Orlando’s love and undertakes to “cure” him of his “infatuation” by pretending to be his lover. Along the way, she and her companions find that love takes many forms, and is no respecter of social norms, status, gender or even common sense. Filled with memorable characters and witty language, As You Like It is a delight for actors and audiences alike.

The Outdoor Amphitheatre is located in the center of LCC’s Downtown Campus, between the Gannon Building and Dart Auditorium. Free parking is available in the Gannon Parking Ramp, and on the streets around campus after 6 p.m. Concessions will be for sale to benefit the LCC Theatre Scholarship Fund. Bring a picnic, a blanket and the whole family for a fun evening of theatre under the stars!

Contact the LCC Performing Arts Production Office if you have questions: 517-483-1122 or email tuffordl@star.lcc.edu