Eli Funk as Touchstone

Eli Funk as Touchstone

Delightful run of As You Like It on Chilliwack UFV campus

Due to its endearing popularity, As You Like It is up for a return engagement in Chilliwack, opening March 9 at UFV Theatre.

This year’s UFV Theatre Shakespeare production will be the delightful romantic comedy As You Like It.

Due to its endearing popularity, it’s coming up for a return engagement in Chilliwack, opening March 9.

It’s the third time it has been produced by the UFV theatre department: once in 1984 and again in 1998, with both runs generating excellent feedback and positive audience reaction.

In the story of As You Like It, Rosalind, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, is forced to flee with her cousin Celia and court jester Touchstone to the Forest of Arden, to escape the wrath of her tyrannical uncle.

To survive, she must disguise herself as a man. When she meets Orlando, the object of her desire, in Arden, an intriguing examination of the meaning of romantic love ensues.

As You Like It, directed by Ian Fenwick, features wonderful characters and funny situations, a happy ending and a wrestling match to boot.

The March 18 matinee is a special pay-what- you-can event with a recommended minimum price of only $10. Other ticket prices range between $9 to $20.

For tickets and information call: 604-795-2814 or Email: theatre@ufv.ca  or visit our website at: www.ufv.ca/theatre

As You Like It opens March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in The Chilliwack campus theatre and plays March 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24 with a half-price preview March 7  and matinées March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. and March 8 and 14 at 12 noon.