URI Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”

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KINGSTON, R.I. – March 30, 2015 – The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department is proud to announce the opening of “As You Like It,” by William Shakespeare.


Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy was first published in 1623 and remains a favorite among modern audiences, having been adapted for radio, film and musical theatre. The play centers on Rosalind, who flees persecution in her uncle’s court while accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone, the court Jester, to find safety and love in the Forest of Arden.


“As You Like It” will run April 16 through 18 and April 23 through 25 at 7:30 p.m., with additional showings April 19 and 26, at 3 p.m. in J Studio of the URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road on the Kingston Campus. General admission is $20, tickets cost $15 for seniors, URI faculty and staff, and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at Tickets or by calling (401) 874-5843.


Guest artist Alan Hawkridge (“How the Other Half Loves,” “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Buried Child,” “Amadeus”) directs the URI production, costume design is by David T. Howard, URI associate professor of Theatre. Set design is by URI associate professor Christian Wittwer, lighting design is by Marc Tiberiis II (‘14) and sound design is by guest artist Mike Hyde.


Cast


Name, Character, Hometown


Belamy Brophy-Baermann, Silvius, Providence, R.I.

Rick Bagley, Duke Senior, Middletown, R.I.

Ben Church, Orlando, E. Providence, R.I.

Morgan Clark, 2nd Lord, Newport, R.I.

Christine O’Connell, Phoebe, Newport, R.I.

Kyle Couture, Corin, W.Greenwich, R.I.

John T. Cunha, Lord, Newport, R.I.

Christine Dickinson, Audrey, Woonsocket, R.I.

Tim Doherty, Amiens, Attleboro, MA

Raymond Fournier, Jacques de Boys, East Providence, R.I.

Gabe Gager, Touchstone, Wellesley, MA

Reilly Hayes, William, Scituate, R.I.

Ardemis Kassabian, Singer, Wakefield, R.I.

Celine Montaudy, 1st Page, Norwalk, Conn.

Christopher Morris, Duke Frederick, Harrison, N.Y.

Louis Perrotta, Charles, South Portland, Maine

Bob Perry, Adam, Narragansett, R.I.

Stephen Peterson, Oliver, Torrington, Conn.

Catherine Poirier, LeBeau, Woodstock, Conn.

Sydney Rosenberg, 1st Lord, Springfield, N.J.

Philip Ryng, Jaques, Jamestown, R.I.

Winfield Swanson, Sir Oliver Martext, Wakefield, R.I.

Vincent Taylor, Hyman, Providence, R.I.

Alexandra Walsh, Rosalind, North Salem, N.Y.

Devin Vietri, Celia, Narragansett, R.I.


Pictured above


At top, from left, Christine O’Connell (Phoebe), of Newport, Belamy Brophy-Baermann (Silvius), of Providence, Ben Church (Orlando), of East Providence, and Philip Ryng (Jaques), of Jamestown. Bottom row, from left, Devin Vietri (Celia), of Narragansett, director Alan Hawkridge, and Alexandra Walsh (Rosalind), of North Salem, N.Y.


From left, Ben Church, of East Providence, portrays Orlando, Alexandra Walsh, of North Salem, N.Y., stars as Roslind and Devin Vietri, of Narragansett, plays Celia in the University of Rhode Island Theatre Department’s production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Performances begin April 16 at the URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road in Kingston.


Belamy Brophy-Baermann, left, of Providence, portrays Silvius and Christine O’Connell, of Newport, plays Phoebe in the University of Rhode Island Theatre Department’s production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Performances begin April 16 at the URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road in Kingston.


From left, Devin Vietri, of Narragansett, plays Celia, Philip Ryng, of Jamestown, plays Jaque and Alexandra Walsh, of North Salem, N.Y., stars as Rosalind in the University of Rhode Island Theatre Department’s production of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Performances begin April 16 at the URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road in Kingston.


Photos by Randy Osga