As You Like It
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company In-The-Ruins

ELLICOTT CITY, Md.  (April 29, 2014) – Escape to the woods: Join Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in the ruins of the PFI Historic Park in Ellicott City this June 13-July 20, for the runaway comedy As You Like It.

  As You Like It is William Shakespeare’sbeloved adventure tale of romance, gender-bending and fools. Witty, clever Rosalind flees to the Forest of Arden, wrongfully banished by her uncle. Disguised as a boy, she encounters a motley group of exiled courtiers and silly rustics – and Orlando, the man of her dreams. When he doesn’t recognize her, she must teach him a lesson about true love.

Tickets will go on sale May 1, online at or call the box office at 410.313.8661. Adult tickets are $29-$38. Student tickets (ages 19 to 25) are $15, available only on Thursdays and Fridays. Children ages 18 and under are admitted free to As You Like It (limit two children per paying adult, by reservation), thanks to the generosity of underwriters.

Performances are scheduled at 8pm on Thursdays through Saturdays, 6pm on Sundays, and 5pm on the Fourth of July. Gates open 90 minutes before show time for picnicking and The Show Before The Show, with musicians, dances and demonstrations. A limited number of picnic tables and tables for two are available to rent. 
Special events:  The Independence Day activities and performance will begin at 5pm on Friday, July 4, 2014. On all other Fridays, arrive at 7pm for the lively Extended Versions, pre-show audience conversations led by the director, cast members and special guests. Family Friendly Sundays include activities for children, such as face-painting and storytelling.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company - Mission
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, the Baltimore area’s third largest theater company, was founded in 2002 with a mission to create innovative performance and education programs that bring the works of William Shakespeare and other classics to life.  It is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the organization for professional theaters in the United States and the Shakespeare Theatre Association, the international organization for professional Shakespeare theaters. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is committed to making the arts more accessible to the community by intensifying the connection between audiences and artists and some of the greatest works of theater ever written.

CONTACT for press passes, interviews or images:
Jean Thompson, Communications Manager
443-845-6130 (cell)
410-313-8874 (office)