Theater, Free Events

Shake 38: As You Like It

When: Fri., April 22, 9 p.m. 2016

Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble brings back its delightful adaptation of As You Like It for the Shake 38 Festival, and you should see it. This version of the comedy is set in the Ozarks during the 1929 farm buyouts. Rosalind disguises herself as a boy for safety and heads out to the forest with her friend, Celia. She meets the handsome Orlando, a displaced farmer, and feels an immediate attraction to him. Orlando feels something too, but is puzzled because he's not normally attracted to men. Don't worry, they work it out -- and along the way Rosalind learns to love country life, with its handsome farmers and all-night dance parties, courtesy of local band the Foggy Memory Boys. This bucolic, bluegrass version of As You Like It is performed at 9 p.m. at Urban Chestnut's Midtown location (3229 Washington Avenue; www.sfstl.com). Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission