The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater present a national tour of Shakespeare's As You Like It running from January through April 2013. Rehearsing in New York, performances began at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis on January 13 and will run through February 4 before leaving on a cross country tour to 29 cities in 22 states. It will play at New York's famed New Victory Theater March 1-10. Dan Rothenberg, Artistic Director of Philadelphia's Pig Iron Theatre has directed Shakespeare's lushly lighthearted comedy. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
The superb cast includes actors from the some of the finest acting conservatories in the U.S., cast in New York and through the Guthrie Experience and its training program with the University of Minnesota.
The cast follows in the footsteps of Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Jesse L. Martin, Frances Conroy, Hamish Linklater, Harriet Harris, David Ogden Stiers, Jeffrey Wright and Keith David who all began their careers on tour with The Acting Company. Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company has brought 138 productions to 49 states and 10 foreign countries earning a 2003 TONY for Excellence in Theater, Obies, Audelcos and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards.
The Guthrie Theater, founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963, is one of America's leading regional theaters and is widely recognized as an American center for theater performance, production and professional training. Under the directorship of Joe Dowling, the Guthrie has built one of the finest multistage theater centers of our time. In 1982, it received a TONY Award acknowledging its outstanding contribution to the American Theater.
Photo Credit: Heidi Bohnenkamp