Photo 1: Rosalind, played by Haley Cameron, and Celia, played by Joanna Hubbard, dance to celebrate the four marriages in the Forest of Arden.

Photo 2: Silvius, played by Allen Karger, professes his love for Phoebe, played by Helen Rios.

Photo 3: Orlando, played by James Monaghan, duels Charles, played by Bob Galley, at court, earning Rosalind’s love.

One of Shakespeare’s most enduring romantic comedies, As You Like It, came to life during Precinct 4’s annual Shakespeare in the Shade presentation April 10 and 11 at Burroughs Park, located at 9738 Hufsmith Road in Tomball. Audiences enjoyed action, adventure and family friendly performances featuring some of Shakespeare’s most well-known phrases such as “all the world’s a stage” and "too much of a good thing."

Performances continue April 18 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. under the pavilion at Burroughs Park.

When Rosalind flees her uncle’s court into the Forest of Arden, she disguises herself as a man and finds love and adventure. Add in Rosalind’s sidekick Celia, her love interest Orlando and the misanthropic Jaques who all come together in this memorable performance you’re sure to love.

Transportation Provided

Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program welcomes those 50 and better to enjoy dinner and free live performances of Shakespeare in the Shade's As You Like It Saturday, April 18 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Burroughs Park Pavilion.

 

Full of memorable characters and plenty of action, the play follows Rosalind and her cousin Celia as they escape political strife into the Forest of Arden, where they encounter adventure and eventually find love. Audiences will enjoy this family friendly performance featuring some of Shakespeare's most quoted phrases including "all the world's a stage" and "too much of a good thing."

 

Transportation is provided by Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program and Fun4Seniors. Show tickets are included and available on a first-come, first-served basis. A $5 suggested donation defrays the cost of a catered dinner by Ben's Chuck Wagon. Checks are payable to Fun4Seniors, and should be mailed to 

Transportation and pickup locations include the following:

 

Saturday, April 18

  • Bus departs at 11:30 a.m. from Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble.
  • Bus departs at 4:30 p.m. from Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood.

For more information about this event or other events, visit www.hcp4.net/community/sap/events or call the Senior Adult Program office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

In its third year, Precinct 4’s Shakespeare in the Shade celebrates the great literary works of William Shakespeare by offering free live performances rain or shine every April. Shakespeare in the Shade is part of Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to residents. For more information about Shakespeare in the Shade and this year’s presentation of As You Like It, visitwww.hcp4.net/community/SITS.

 

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