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As You Like It

Staging Marvelous In HFCC's 'As You Like It'

Richard Marsh Dearborn Press and Guide December 1988

Shakespeare is still Shakespeare, no matter how it is presented. At Henry Ford Community College last weekend, the Performing Arts Department presented a modified "As You Like It," set in the 1960's, but with the original dialogue. The purpose of changing the setting was to show the timelessness of Shakespeare's works. This much was accomplished. However, the length of the show (almost three hours) combined with the Shakespearean dialogue and antique writing style made the production almost too heavy to follow.

As You Like It-1988
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: George Popovich
December 1988

Cast and Crew

  • Orlando: Daniel Taylor
  • Adam: Matt McPherson
  • Oliver: Gregory Mitchell
  • Ladies to Duke Frederik: Andrea White, Jennifer Gentry, Jennifer Parlette, Jeanette Pryciak, Elaine Puruleski, Kelly Rodenberg
  • Charles: Steve Nicolich
  • Rosalind: Nanette Hammoud
  • Touchstone: Randal Kuzdak
  • Celia: Heather Ann Capote
  • Le Beau: Bill Korsak
  • A Servant: Steve Bielawski
  • Duke Frederik: Victor Bidini
  • Duke Senior: John Ecclestone II
  • Amiens: Mike Carney
  • Corin: Jeff SImms
  • Silvious: Steve Nicolich
  • Jaques: Mark Powell
  • Oliver Martext: Matt McPhereson
  • Phebe: Julie Ward