Equity Library Theatre Chicago (ELT) presented The AS YOU LIKE IT Hike in Central Park in September 2000.
Frank Farrell as Touchstone and New York' s Central Park as Arden
William Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It was performed by Equity actors Robert W. Behr, Joseph Bowen, Norm Boucher, Paul Connell, Frank Farrell, Nancy Giangrasse, Michelle Goltzman, Richard Henzel, Herb Lichtenstein, Katherine Marie Loague, Nancy Nickel, Suzanne Petri, Lucinda Underwood, & Luke Wilkins. All actors are members of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, and they have volunteered their time working on this showcase presentation.
Frank Farrell approached ELT and coordinated hiking versions of Shakespeare's As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream, which were performed in the summer of '98 & '99 in Chicago's nearby Cook County Forest Preserves and at White Pines Forest State Park in Mt. Morris, Illinois. Since 1952 ELT, a not for profit organization, has been presenting showcase productions in Chicago. ELT presented a six and a half-hour production of Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude this past February, setting it in a Mansion. Audience members were taken to different rooms for each of the play's nine acts. This summer this Chicago group is presenting "Midsummer Night's Dream" in June, "Rip Van Winkle" in August, and "Robyn Hood of Barnsdale Wood," our hiking version of "William Shakespeare's 'lost' manuscript of the story of Robin Hood" in August.
This project is partially funded by a City Arts 1 Grant from the
of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs with additional funding
by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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