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Seaver College Fine Arts Division to Present Shakespeare's As You Like It

April 6, 2021  | 1 min read

Seaver College Fine Arts Division - Pepperdine UniversityThe Fine Arts Division at Seaver College will present their virtual production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It on April 9 and 10 at 7:30 PM and on April 11 at 2 PM.

“When I told my mentor that I would be directing a virtual production of As You Like It, he laughed and called it As You Zoom It,” shared Hollace Starr, associate professor of theatre at Pepperdine, who will direct the student cast. “As our department continues to adapt to this new method of doing theatre, I am grateful to be able to provide learning opportunities for our actors who are hungry to play characters, for our designers who desire to build worlds, and for our audience to connect with engaging stories, all within a unique medium. Throughout our production process, we have explored new facets of this magnificent play, and our guiding compass has always pointed toward one thing: human connection.”

In this timeless 17th-century tale that combines music, humor, and romance, young cousins Rosalind and Celia, the fool Touchstone, and the strapping Orlando escape the hostile court of Duke Fredrick to the idyllic forest of Arden. Among trees and brooks, the young lovers wander, wondering if their affections will remain unrequited.

As You Like It will feature the talents of Yayabell Debay, Sydney DeMaria, Leyla Dillig, Lauren Drake, Dawson Foster, Brandon Gille, Joe Hebel, Chloe Higgins, Brykell Killingsworth, Joyce Lee, Clayton Mattingly, Haley Powell, and Indy Wilson.

Tickets for this performance are free and registration is required. A viewing link will be sent to all registered attendees in advance of the performance. For additional information about the play, and to register to attend, visit the Center for the Arts website.