Alabama Shakespeare Festival Sets Samford Performance
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.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.