Shakespeare in the Park With Pastoral Comedy As You Like It
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It's "comedy tonight" in Stephen Sondheim's laugh-out-loud musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Travel to ancient Rome and experience the zany antics of Pseudolus, a slave on a quest for freedom. This slapstick musical sings and dances its way through mistaken identities, a house full of courtesans and an elaborate web of lies that all lead to an uproarious night in the theater. The winner of six Tony Awards, this is one of the funniest musicals ever written. Sondheim and comic writer Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie) seamlessly combine situations from the timeless comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the fast-paced, slapstick energy of classic vaudeville to create a nonstop entertainment extravaganza. Learn More
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The heroine, Rosalind, is one of Shakespeare’s most inspiring characters and has more lines than any of Shakespeare’s female characters. Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke falls in love with Orlando the disinherited son of one of the duke’s friends. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, Duke Frederick, Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy calling herself Ganymede. She travels with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile. Themes about life and love, including aging, the natural world, and death are included in the play. New friends are made and families are reunited. By the end of the play Ganymede, once again Rosalind, marries Orlando. Orlando and Rosalind, Oliver and Celia, Silvius and Phebe, and Touchstone and Audrey all are married in the final scene. Oliver becomes a gentler, kinder young man so the Duke changes his ways and turns to religion and so that the exiled Duke, father of Rosalind, can rule once again.
About the Ticket Supplier: City Theatre at Sacramento City CollegeCity Theatre is the performing arts program at Sacramento City College, part of the Los Rios Community College District, in Sacramento, California. Our program offers a variety of classes in acting, technical theatre, film studies and theatre history.
The City Theatre season consists of our Mainstage productions, Storytime children's productions, and our touring children's troupe the "Pennywhistle Players". During the summer we move outdoors as the Producers of the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.
City Theatre at Sacramento City College aims to bring to the Sacramento community a unified theatre experience, beginning with the best training available for anyone interested, put to the test in fine professional productions from the old to the new, which will, in turn, strive to speak as much as they can to all of Sacramento's diverse communities.