BELFAST — The Belfast Maskers will hold open auditions for As You Like It on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m., and Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.
Shakespeare’s classic comedy will be performed in the Bard’s original language, but will be set in the late 1960s-early 1970s.
This first production of The Belfast Maskers 2020 season will open March 12 and be directed by Erik Perkins.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be at the Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court St. in Belfast.
“It’s the Summer of Love, Billy Shakespeare style!” said Maskers, in a news release.
Hero, Rosalind, and a cool dude named Orlando, that she just met, are fed up with the establishment that screwed over their parents. When Rosalind’s uptight uncle plots her untimely demise, she decides she’s had it and hits the road with her best girl, Celia, but she flips the script and dresses up like a dude… say hi to “Ganymede.”
Meanwhile, in the far-out Forest of Arden, the Duke Senior has gone back to the land with his groovy friends. When Orlando, Ganymede, and some clown named Touchstone all end up at his pad, it becomes a real happening.