Shakespeare in the Shade Presents “As You Like It” at Burroughs Park – Free Family Event

This April, Shakespeare in the Shade invites you to the Forest of Arden. When the wicked duke banishes her, Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find a new life in the woods, but instead, she runs into the man she loves! Mistaken identities, cheesy poetry, shepherds, jesters, wrestlers, music, and at least one rubber chicken combine in this rollicking comedy classic. Grab the family, pack a picnic, and enter the forest where “all the world’s a stage!”

Harris County Precinct 4’s Shakespeare in the Shade brings the classic comedy As You Like It to life with free performances held rain or shine at Burroughs Park, located at 9738 Hufsmith Road in Tomball, 77375.

Performance Dates:
Friday, April 10, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 7:30 PM

Full of memorable characters and plenty of action, the play follows Rosalind and her cousin Celia as they escape political strife into the Forest of Arden, where they encounter adventure and eventually find love. Audiences will enjoy this family friendly performance featuring some of Shakespeare’s most quoted phrases including “all the world’s a stage” and “too much of a good thing.”

“This is Precinct 4’s big theater arts event of the year,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “We want Precinct 4 to not only be recognized for its parks, but also its thriving arts community. This event celebrates the best of both.”

Theater-style seating and picnic tables will be available under the covered pavilion at Burroughs Park on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone is invited to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy during this festive Shakespearean event.

Organized by Commissioner Cagle in 2013, Shakespeare in the Shade is generously supported by Jones & Carter, Inc., HNTB, Klotz Associates, Springwoods Village, TEDSI Infrastructure Group, and CDM Smith. Precinct 4’s Shakespeare in the Shade presentations are part of Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents.

Special thanks to Bryan Kirk for the news tip.

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