SHAKESPEARE’S “AS YOU LIKE IT” TO BE PRESENTED BY ECU SCREENS ON APRIL 23

ECU SCREENS will present the “hilarious” (Independent) recorded live production of “As You Like It” on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

ECU SCREENS is collaborating with Sigma Tau Delta and The Honors Student Association to show this “magical” (Observer) and “irresistibly funny” (Sunday Times) production of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. “As You Like It” is free for ECU students and $10 for general admission.

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. The most whimsical of Shakespeare’s comedies, this is “a stunning production,” (Time Out).

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

“As You Like It” is the final showing in the ECU SCREENS spring season.

NT Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. ECU SCREENS presents Royal National Theater recorded-live stage performances throughout the year. The screenings, which range from classic literary masterpieces to popular contemporary works, are all open to the public.

In the coming months ECU SCREENS will have the chance to screen encores of your favorite productions from seasons past. Help choose the schedule of screenings by going to www.surveymonkey.com/r/ECU-SCREENS to complete the brief survey.

To learn more about ECU SCREENS and the schedule, like the ECU SCREENS Facebook page or visit www.ecuscreens.blogspot.com. For more information about the Royal National Theatre in London and the NT Live screenings, visit https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/. Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, co-director of ECU SCREENS, may be contacted at (580) 559-5929 or rnichlsn@ecok.edu.

 

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