The Shakespeare Youth Company rehearses 'As You Like It.'
'As You Like It' kicks off the Shakespeare Festival in Wilmington.
Performances are at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
It's the beginning of the summer Shakespeare Festival in Wilmington.
The first to perform is the Shakespeare Youth Company with a production of As You Like It.
The play follows Rosalind, who seeks refuge in the forest after being wrongfully banished from the courts. She disguises herself as a man, but when she falls in love with Orlando, their courtship gets complicated and comedic.
"Something about Shakespeare, it sounds cliche but it's kind of magical," said actress Clare Glenn. "Being out here and the lake and doing it, it's just special. Sometimes it will rain and we have to deal with that, but overall it's nice being out in nature and it's a different atmosphere than being inside a theater."
As You Like It
May 23-25, 30-31
June 1, 9-12
Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
The show is free to the public. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring picnics.