Our Current Show
AS YOU LIKE IT
by William Shakespeare
Seven actresses in an empty space play 21 characters in this all-female production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
8pm on June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27.
2pm on June 20 and 27.
at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W 14th St (near 6th Avenue), New York, NY.
Lisa Blankenship (“[who] rings completely true and her tale towards the end is haunting in every sense.” – nytheatre.com.)
Victoria Blankenship* (“[was] completely at home on the stage, presented real characters, and one looks forward to seeing [her] again elsewhere.” — Theaterscene.net)
Aimee Marcelle (“… is amazing … tough, angry and, most of all, determined. Ms. Marcelle makes [her chracter] feel human in rare, momentary glimpses of vulnerability, which she immediately quashes.” – reviewsoffbroadway.blogspot.com)
Sheila Stasack* (“Amazingly … manages to project near perfection yet remain a character most people would be happy to have as a colleague or friend” –www.stagepage.info)
Alexis Thomason (” … radiates remarkable fearless joy yet focused presence” –mcgovernix.wordpress.com)
Liza de Weerd* (“… once again proves herself one of our most gifted young actresses… As always, de Weerd conveys as much in her silences and reactions as in her words.” — StageSceneLA)
The play is directed by Marcus Geduld (“I love the way he stages, and his whole idea of theatre.” — Austin Pendleton)
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association
Folding Chair Classical Theatre brings AS YOU LIKE IT to life with its signature fast-paced, minimalist style that strips the play down to its raw essence. We invite you to join us.
AS YOU LIKE IT runs JUNE 4 – JUNE 27, 2015, Thursdays through Saturdays at8pm. With matinees on June 20 and June 27 at 2pm
AS YOU LIKE IT performs at: Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W 14th St, near 6th Avenue.
Praise for Folding Chair Classical Theatre
“Completely delightful … a fast-paced, highly enjoyable little Midsummer. Best $18 I’ve spent on entertainment in ages.” – Shuttleworth on Shakespeare, Lincoln Center’s Shakespeare blog, on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 2011
“A lovely evening in the theater that leaves one with a smile and a longing for a boilermaker or at least a pint of Guinness.” - offoffonline.com on “The Weir”, 2010
“Fresh, gutsy, and exciting … another jewel in Folding Chair’s crown.” – New Theater Corps, the blog of PBS’s “Theater Talk”, on “Cymbeline”, 2008
“A thoroughly enjoyable production.” - nytheatre.com on “Pericles”, 2009
“[A] bracing revival…the entire cast delivers with passion and intelligence.” – Back Stage on Folding Chair’s production of “Our Country’s Good”, 2008
“Superbly directed and acted…a cast that will wow you.” – New Theater Corps, the blog of PBS’s “Theater Talk”, on “Our Country’s Good”, 2008
“Takes each moment and allows it to spiral into chaos – and brings the audience with it, thrilled and horrified.” – The Happiest Medium.com on “The Duchess of Malfi”, 2009
“Passionately works [its] way through the many layers of the play. … This is a wonderful production.” - nytheatre.com on “Benefactors”, 2008