Monday, June 14, 2010


Free indoor performances to be staged at the Garfield Park Arts Center.

Indy Parks and Recreation's Garfield Park continues to be a destination spot for rich and varied culture with performances from Garfield Shakespeare Company's (GSC) play As You Like It. The Main Gallery space of the Garfield Park Arts Center will be transformed to a live theatre space under the direction of GSC founder Joe Cook. Discover how the story unfolds during this delightful performance filled with original music and performed by an all volunteer community theatre troupe.

Throughout the 1980s and the early 1990s, the Shakespeare in the Park program gave performances at the MacAllister Amphitheatre and helped build a reputation for accessible Shakespeare in the Park productions. In 2005 Cook, a resident of the Garfield South neighborhood, approached the park about the possibility of bringing a Shakespeare Company to the park once again.

Now in its third season, the Garfield Shakespeare Company is once again bringing The Bard back to Garfield Park. June 18-20th the GSC will present As You Like It during five performances at 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

One of the great comedy plays by William Shakespeare, As You Like It, begins with the daughter of a banished duke who falls in love with the disinherited son of one of the duke's friends. When she is banished from the court by her usurping uncle, she outwits him to find her love. Costumes have been created by award-winning designer Bradley A. Jones.

Please call to make your reservations for this free event at 327-7135. Seating is limited.

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