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Shakespeare in High Park

As You Like It ()

Produced by

Canadian Stage

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Nigel Shawn Williams

This show runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights, alternating with Canadian Stage’s other 2014 Shakespeare in High Park show, Titus Andronicus.


High Park Amphitheatre


July 3rd, 2014 – August 30th, 2014


Duke Senior lives in the Forest of Arden after being exiled by his
 younger brother, Duke Frederick. Duke Senior’s daughter, Rosalind,
 remains in the court with Frederick, where she falls in love with Orlando,
 who has come to the court to compete in a wrestling match. Rosalind is
 soon banished herself, and the two lovers are separated.

Accompanied by her cousin, Celia, and the court fool, Touchstone,
 Rosalind disguises herself as a young boy and renames herself
 Ganymede as they all escape to join Duke Senior in the forest. Orlando,
 having learned that his elder brother, Oliver, is plotting against his life,
 flees to the forest as well – but does not recognize Rosalind when he 
meets her, dressed as Ganymede.

Seizing the opportunity to test the sincerity of his love for her, Rosalind
 engages Orlando in a game of romantic role-playing, while deflecting 
the attentions of Phebe, a shepherdess. An inspiring and raucous
 classical comedy of mistaken identity. (Shakespeare in High Park 2014 Program)


Shauna Black Audrey / Ada
Gwenlyn Cumyn Phebe / Dennise / Lady Jody
Beau Dixon Le Beau / Duke Senior / Others
Sean Dixon Touchstone
James Graham Oliver / Corin / Others
Chala Hunter Celia / Others
Omar Alex Khan Duke Frederick / Silvius / Others
Michael Man Jacques de Boys / Others
Alexander Plouffe Orlando
Amy Rutherford Rosalind
Jan Alexandra Smith Jacques
Emilio Vieira Amiens / Charles

Creative Team

William Shakespeare Playwright
Nigel Shawn Williams Director
Matjash Mrozewski Assistant Director
Lindsay Anne Black Costume Designer
Julia Tribe Set Designer
Bonnie Beecher Lighting Designer
Simon Rossiter Associate Lighting Designer
Samuel Sholdice Sound Designer
Samuel Sholdice Composer
Simon Fon Fight Director


Sandy Plunkett Production Stage Manager
Laura Baxter Stage Manager
Ashley Westlake Assistant Stage Manager
Andrea Baggs Apprentice Stage Manager
Andrew Cleveland Wardrobe Technician
Alice Norton Hair
Sylvia Defend Head of Costume Construction
Vanessa Janiszewski Prop Maker
Karen Rodd Prop Maker
Alex Vass Prop Maker
David Rayfield Scenic Painter
Melissa Grandovec Head Technician
Robin Johnston Mix Engineer
Cameron Cleland Stagehand
Michael Legouffe Dresser
Laura Krause Wardrobe Technician
Dylan Bobier Wardrobe Technician
Sandra Mandich Wardrobe Technician
Alexa Polenz Wardrobe Technician
Mia Vaasjo Wardrobe Technician
Courtney Pyke Production Driver


R. Allan Ross Director of Production
Peter Eaton Technical Director
Alanna McConnell Assistant Technical Director
Mary Spyrakis Head of Properties
Mary-Jo Carter Dodd Head of Wardrobe
Jasmine Knox Production Coordinator