AS YOU LIKE IT

By William Shakespeare

Theatre of Arts

PRODUCTION NOTES

This production was the final graduate production at Theatre of Arts in Los Angeles. The cast was multi-lingual and in addition to the double cast grad students, there were several professional veteran actors Carlos Carrasco, Kent Minault, Will Dixon and Robert Sampson giving a balance to the youthful hijinks of this delightful classic.  

 

Using the lobby for the palace scenes and transforming the theatre into a lush pastoral forest of Arden with pools, rocks, logs and live crickets, set designer Juan Carlos Malpei created a sensory feast for the audience, who traveled with the actors inside the forest sitting on benches, rolling hills, and picnic blankets as the actors then performed the rest of the show in the round.

CAST

 

Orlando

Rene Heger

Enrique Sapene

 

Jaques

Kaori Sato

 

Phoebe

Mariko Oka

 

Charles

Geoff Loff

 

Silvius

Masashi Odate

 

Duke Frederich/Duke Senior

Carlos Carrasco

 

Celia

Marialaura Oddone

Chantal Ott

 

Audrey/First Lord

Mandana Rothschild

Celine

 

Rosalind

Clytie Lane

 

Oliver

Joe McNab

 

Corin

Robert Sampson

 

Le Beau/Amiens

Will Dixon

 

Touchstone

Matt Crosby

Yan England

 

Adam

Kent Minault

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Set Design

Juan Carlos Malpei

 

Lighting Design

Masashi Kobashi

 

Costume Design

Desi Griffin

 

Sound Design

Kevin Rittner