As They Like To Say…

logo.jpgCarrie Edel Isaacman and her company, Shakespeare Sports, bring a fascinating new production of Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT to New York for the upcoming holiday season starting November 30 at downtown’s historic Players Theater, 115 MacDougal Street, between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets, in NYC.

As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. Ms. Issacman is setting her version in the Midwest in 1968, where we meet a recently homeless Orlando and Rosalind. Living in the woods out of necessity, they meet a merry band of “hippies” heralding the change that is in the air for all of them … and our country.

“This production shows us America’s most pivotal time through the eyes of a group of homeless. When you have nothing, it’s amazing what you see” says Isaacman, a stage director and indie filmmaker.

Ms. Isaacman appears in the production as well as directs it.

“This production shows us America’s most pivotal time through the eyes of a group of homeless. When you have nothing, it’s amazing what you see” says Isaacman, a stage director and indie filmmaker.

A few of her cast members are thrilled to bring the Bard to life in an indie arts environment:

Kaitlin Creed Boyce

Independent theater is really the force of nature which works on a community level to grow a greater love for theater and participation in the performing arts for more people. Not everyone has the access or means to attend a Broadway show; independent theater can kindle the spark of creativity without the massive overhead, gimmicks or marketing spin. in most cases, it is bare knuckled, bootstrapped theater which allows the truth of the playwrights’ words, and the work of the actors, musicians and designers to shine.”

Stephanay Slade

“Independent theatre allows new voices and faces to tell an older story in a new way or tell a new story that will make people think”

James Jagiello

“All the world’s an independent stage and we’re all actors playing our part”

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For more information, visit www.shakespearesportstheatrecompany.com

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