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As You Like It 

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Feb. 13 2016
Price: $15-$20
In 1929 Union Electric was buying up property in the Missouri Ozarks. The company planned to dam the river and create a lake where there had once been hardscrabble farms. Duke Senior is one of those displaced farmers; she now lives in the woods with her former farmhands. Rosalind, Duke's daughter, goes into the forest to find her mother, but wisely disguises herself as a boy for safety. As the young man Ganymede, she falls in with Orlando, another farmer bought out in the name of progress. If this sounds a lot like the plot of Shakespeare's As You Like It, that's because it is As You Like It. Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble has adapted the story of bad government and disguised lovers into an early-Americana musical. The cast will perform original, pre-bluegrass music during the show, with help from Jason Scroggins of the Foggy Memory Boys. As You Like It is performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (February 3 to 13) at the Chapel (6238 Alexander Drive; 314-827-5760 or Tickets are $15 to $20.
— Paul Friswold



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