Enjoy Shakespeare under the Stars at First Folio’s “As You Like It’

**** Highly Recommended **** I always look forward to the evenings I spend watching First Folio’s Shakespeare under the stars.  Somehow, that atmosphere – an outdoor stage set in the lush Mayslake Peabody Estate – transports me into Shakespeare’s world.  First Folio’s delightfully modern production of Shakespeare’s complicated comedy, “As You Like It”, brings the lovers of Arden Forest to life.  By the way, watching a pair of teen-aged girls shrieking and jumping about in excitement, demonstrates that Shakespeare doesn’t have to be heavy going.  4 BIG Spotlights

“As You Like It” runs through August 20th on First Folio’s outdoor stage on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street (31st & Rt. 83), Oakbrook. Running time is 2 hours, 25 minutes, with one intermission. Performances are Wednesdays through Sundays at 8:15 pm. Tickets range from $29-$39. Parking is free. If you forget your chairs or your blanket, don’t worry, First Folio offers both chairs and blankets for rent. FYI (630) 986-8067 or www.firstfolio.org.

Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.

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