Thanks to Bill Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy As You Like It, people living theatrically everywhere embody the motto, "all the world's a stage." In this audience-beloved play, heroine Rosalind is banished from her uncle's court and flees to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and the court jester Touchstone, with Rosalind disguised as young man Ganymede and Celia concealed as poor woman Aliena. Under the guise of Ganymede, Rosalind encounters Orlando, whose love for Rosalind spurned her exile from the kingdom. Take in all the lighthearted cavorting, coupling and cross-dressing at 8 p.m. this Friday, April 20, at the Edison Theatre at Washington University (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-6543 or www.edisontheatre.wustl.edu) presented by the Washington University Performing Arts Department. Tickets are $10 to $15; shows continue Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through April 28.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: April 20. Continues through April 28, 2012