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Public performances
of 'As You Like It'

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Alicia Stamps as the Soothsayer and Leighland Hooks in the title role of Shakespeare on Tour's 2013-14 production of
Julius CaesarAlicia Stamps as the Soothsayer and Leighland Hooks as as Julius Caesar in Shakespeare On Tour's 'Julius Caesar'


"Because of you, I now want to be another Shakespeare."

- Student, Trace Elementary School

“Educators: Don’t miss out. This troop brought a great, accessible performance to our school today. Fantastic show. Great Playshops following the performance. And at rates every Bay Area school can manage. We’re looking forward to having them back next year for ‘As You Like It.’ ”
- Old Orchard School

“The actors put on a dynamic performance of Shakespeare’s play and were well received by the five hundred sixth and seventh graders and staff. We will recommend their performance to others in the District.” - Cabrillo Middle School

“We loved having your amazing five-member cast on campus today for ‘Julius Caesar’. We look forward to having you on campus again!” - Santa Catalina School

“Fabulous, fabulous!!!! The kids were mesmerized!”
- Hawes Elementary School

 

 

 

 

 

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2014-15 tour of
'As You Like It'
NOW Booking;
call 415-558-0888
or request a date online
or send date request form!

Also available:
PLAYSHOP
- a one hour,
hands-on experience
that will deepen
your students' appreciation of
Shakespeare On Tour's
'As You Like It'!

 

Join Rosalind, Orlando, Celia, and Touchstone as they escape to the forest of Arden in Shakespeare’s classic comedy focusing on love, loss and redemption. With a hilarious love triangle, mistaken identities and an exciting wrestling match, this production is a sure delight for all ages. Featuring one of Shakespeare’s strongest heroines, thought provoking family dynamics and the famous “All the world’s a stage…” speech, As You Like It is a perfect way to introduce students to Shakespeare’s works, as well as further the exploration with those already familiar. 

Stephen Muterspaugh (director of the 2012-13 tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as the 2013-14 tour of Julius Caesar) returns to direct this 55-minute show, performed in Shakespeare’s original text. 

As always, our touring production travels to you with a cast of professional actors in costume, with set, props, and music. At the conclusion of the show they will stay to take questions from the audience. Included are THREE WEEKS OF ONE-HOUR LESSON PLANS, written especially for teachers and indexed to California State and Common Core Standards. These guides have been acclaimed as valuable resources in readily facilitating an enhanced understanding of the plot, themes, character motives, and language found in Shakespeare’s writing.

Shakespeare is a poet as well as a playwright, and much of his information is conveyed through visual imagery and live performance. Don’t miss this thoroughly affordable opportunity to have his text come to life at YOUR location! If you are interested in having Shakespeare on Tour visit your school, please view our pricing and staging requirements.

For More Information:

Please note: tour dates fill quickly; request your date NOW!
- call (415) 558-0888
- e-mail sfshakes@sfshakes.org
- request a date online
- fax your date request form for As You Like It to (415) 865-4433 to

Don't miss this convenient and affordable opportunity to bring the magic of live theater and the beauty of Shakespeare's language to YOUR location!

Shakespeare on Tour's Julius Caesar (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
Scenes from Shakespeare On Tour's 'Julius Caesar' (L to R) Amber Sommerfeld as Antony, Leighland Hooks as Julius Caesar, Luke Myers as Casca, Jaideep Sahai as Brutus

About Shakespeare on Tour


For over 25 years Shakespeare On Tour has traveled across the state bringing a fifty-five minute version of a Shakespeare play to thousands of students. Each fall and spring our touring troupe of actors arrive at hundreds of venues, bringing sets, props, costumes, and music to enliven their performance. The production is professionally directed and suitable for elementary students through adults. The tour visits more schools than any other theater group in the state; this year alone, the tour will present more than 200 performances to over 20,000 children!

Schools also receive a curriculum guide written by professional educators, with lesson plans designed to help teachers prepare their students to more fully appreciate the performance.

See Shakespeare On Tour production history!

Public performances of Shakespeare On Tour's As You Like It
Please confirm dates and times with venue. All shows are complimentary unless otherwise indicated.
NOTE: If you'd like to have the tour visit your school, library or community center, please contact us at 415-558-0888 for information.
Oct 12, 2014
The Presidio, Officers Club, 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, 94129
415-561-5444
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm /
Plus: PLAYSHOP at 3:15 / Show & Playshop free but RSVP required: sfshakes@sfshakes.org)
Oct 18, 2014
Saratoga Community Library, 13560 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, 95070 / 408-867-6126
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm
Oct 19, 2014
Veteran's Memorial Recreation Center, 251 City Park Way
(Crystal Springs and Oak Avenue) San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 616-7180
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm
NOTE: Outdoor show on the lawn (indoors if inclement weather).
Nov 8, 2014
Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma, 94952 / 707-763-9801
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm
Nov 15, 2014
Cupertino Library, Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino, 95014 / 408-446-1677
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm
Nov 15, 2014
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto / 650-323-6167
Show at 6:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 7:00 pm
Nov 16, 2014

Milpitas Library, 160 N Main Street, Milpitas, 95035 /
408-262-1171
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm

Jan 31, 2015
Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave, Campbell, 95008
409-866-1991
Show at 1:30 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 2:30 pm
Feb 8, 2015
Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave, Pleasanton, 94566
925-931-3400
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm / Plus: PLAYSHOP at 3:15
Feb 14, 2015
Belmont Library, 1110 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002 / 650-591-8286
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm
Feb 21, 2015
Aliso Viejo Library, 1 Journey,Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949-360-1730
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm
Mar 7, 2015
Foster City Library, 1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404 (NOTE: Show takes place at Leo G. Ryan Amphitheater, across from Library) / 650-574-4842
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm
Mar 14, 2015

Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, CA 94030
650-697-7607
Show at 2:00 pm / Post-show Q&A with the cast at 3:00 pm

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