*To be performed at Chandor Gardens
In As You Like It, witty words and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers. Orlando’s older brother, Oliver, treats him badly and refuses him his small inheritance from their father’s estate; Oliver schemes instead to have Orlando die in a wrestling match. Meanwhile, Duke Frederick has forced his older brother, Duke Senior, into exile in the Forest of Arden.
Duke Senior’s daughter, Rosalind, and Duke Frederick’s daughter, Celia, meet the victorious Orlando at the wrestling match; Orlando and Rosalind fall in love. Banished by her uncle, Rosalind assumes a male identity and leaves with Celia and their fool, Touchstone. Orlando flees Oliver’s murderous plots.
In the Forest of Arden, Rosalind, in her male disguise, forms a teasing friendship with Orlando. Oliver, searching for Orlando, reforms after Orlando saves his life. Rosalind reveals her identity, triggering several weddings, including her own with Orlando and Celia’s with Oliver. Duke Frederick restores the dukedom to Duke Senior, who leaves the forest with his followers.
Cast & Crew
Director: Edwina Himes
Assistant Director: Christian Lopez
Stage Manager: Toni Ogle
Adam/Duchess Fredricka-Christy Presley
Amiens /Corin-Austin Johnson
Audrey /1st lady of Ct-Rachael Acree
Charles /Silvius-Christian Lopez
Duke Senior-Don Watson
First Page-Emily Haynes
Second Page-Cody Callahan
Jaques the younger-Wade Haynes
Le Beau-Kallie Green
Lord Oliver-Jodi Oesterle
1st Lord-Toni Ogle
2nd Lord-Jenna Oesterle
This joyful and exuberant, yet ultimately touching, comedy focuses on three women at crossroads in their lives—the Wild sisters of Winedale, Virginia—Fanny and Willa and their frustratingly quirky sister-in-law Johnnie Faye. This feisty and fun-loving trio has supported and cheered one another through life’s highs and lows through the years, including the early demise of two of their husbands. And they really need each other now, as Fanny experiences a hilariously inappropriate reaction to her 60th birthday, while Willa is so stressed out from her nursing job she resorts to vodka and speed-knitting to cope, and Johnnie Faye, determined to put her year of fraught widowhood behind her, desperately tries to find a man—preferably a man with a house, since hers is somewhere at the bottom of a Florida sinkhole. These women’s lives are further upended by the responsibility of caring for their free-spirited, ailing aunt and the realization that they are drowning under loads of family keepsakes and possessions nobody wants—especially them! With equal doses of hilarity and heart, these extraordinary women come up with delightful and surprisingly unorthodox ways to clear the clutter from their lives, their homes and their relationships so they can move their lives forward. Together they prove it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths for a grand new adventure. This Jones Hope Wooten comedy is guaranteed to drive you wild with laughter—and motivate you to keep hounding the kids to please take that stack of quilts and Granny’s Christmas china!
Cast & Crew
Director: Marilyn Sanderson
Assistant Director: Karan Haynes
Doreen Whitman-Linda Hardin
Fanny Wild Cantrelle-Kathy Manning
Johnnie Faye "Jef" Wild-Peggy Osburn
Betty Dunlap-Michelle Newman
Glenda Bates-Ginny Blevins
Flo Hudson-Lee Ann Ausec
Nora Griffin-Charlotte Wasson
Edith Macklin-Susan Hurley