Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-08-31

Alabama Shakespeare Festival will present William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, As You Like It, at Samford University Tuesday, Oct. 26. Performances will be in Wright Center Concert Hall at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

ASF's touring production will feature a refreshing delivery of Shakespeare's magical tale wrapped in a tapestry of 17th century costumes and a fanciful high-column setting.

As You Like It is one of Shakespeare's warmest and most exquisite comedies about the restorative quality of nature and the transforming power of love. The playwright examines the pastoral tradition by juxtaposing a rural community and the corrupt world at court.

The play offers something for every taste: romantic comedy, beautiful costumes and sets, disguised princesses, an unjustly deposed ruler, and one of Shakespeare's most memorable couples, Rosalind and Orlando.

The production is sponsored by Samford Theatre and the Samford Department of English.

Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 senior citizens, $10 college students, $6 high school and younger. For reservations, call (205) 726-2946.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.