As You Like It

The Bard at Bloedel: BPA's 7th Annual Summertime Shakespeare performance

Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's finest comedies, As You Like It offers something for everyone: villainy, romance, humor and a happy ending. This adventurous tale from the Forest of Arden combines the flavor of Robin Hood with romance around every tree. It is a story of disguise and love triangles, and all of the confusion gets sorted out in the end.

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The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island is an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve whose mission is to “enrich people’s lives through a premier public garden of natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes.” The BPA Shakespeare Society’s summertime performance aligns seamlessly with the founder’s vision “to provide refreshment and tranquility in the presence of natural beauty.”

Listen to Diane Walker's lively interview with the cast members in this BCB podcast!


Picnics and set up for picnics will be allowed in the meadow after 6:00 p.m. Beer and wine will neither be sold nor permitted at this year’s event per regulations under the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board. We are required to enforce these regulations to ensure that all patrons are in compliance.

Just over two hours, the production has one intermission. Patrons are advised to bring low lawn chairs; there is limited blanket seating available. Staff members will assist patrons upon their arrival in the meadow. Seating on blankets will be in front; seating in elevated chairs will be in rear. Space is limited, and seating is first come first served. As there is no ADA parking close to the stage, patrons requiring handicap access can make use of a Shuttle drop off at the stage area. Patrons shall please note that the audience area is a grassy region and that there is no paved access to the meadow.

Audience members should be prepared for a breathtakingly-beautiful 5-minute walk between the parking area and meadow. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Patrons may enter the grounds earlier by paying a reduced same-day-only rate of $5.00 valid after 4:30 p.m.

Performances will continue as scheduled in very light rain. In the event of more inclement weather, performances will be canceled at the discretion of the production crew to ensure the safety and comfort of our performers and patrons. While we are unable to provide refunds for weather-related cancellations, ticket holders for any canceled performances will be welcome to join us on another date of their choice.

Photos by Derek Villaneuva; Trailer by Scott Breitbarth





Credits

By William Shakespeare


Creative Team

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Directed by Kristi Ann Jacobson

“Love is merely a madness!” This season marks Kristi Ann’s seventh year with BPA Shakes and her fifth year on the production team. Her love for the Bard’s text began at University and continued with intensive studies at RADA and Theatricum Botanicum. Previous roles with BPA Shakes include Nurse / Watchman (Romeo & Juliet), Director (Merry Wives), George Seacoal (Much Ado), Titania (Midsummer), Maria (Twelfthe Night), and Stephano (The Tempest). During the rest of the year, you can often find Kristi Ann treading the boards or directing at theaters throughout the Kitsap area.


Cast

Orlando - Gavin Michaels

Adam - Will Langemack

Oliver / Oliver Martex / Fight Captain - Kristopher Jones

Charles / Corin - James Milton

Rosalind - Amanda Rae Pease

Celia/Dance Captain - Citori Luecht

Touchstone - Gary Fetterplace

Duchess Frederick/Audrey - Laura Knight

Silvius / Lord - Jaron Boggs

Duchess Senior - Chapple Langemack

Ameins / Hymen - Charles Smith

Jaques - Liam Sanchez

Le Beau / Phebe - Penny Lukkasson

Lord to Duchess Senior / Jaques de Bois - Logan Smith

Music arranged and performed by Jenny Weaver

 
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Tickets

Adults - $29.00 USD

Discounted - $24.00 USD

NOTICE REGARDING INCLEMENT WEATHER

Performances will continue as scheduled in very light rain. In the event of more inclement weather, performances will be canceled at the discretion of the production crew to ensure the safety and comfort of our performers and patrons. While we are unable to provide refunds for weather-related cancellations, ticket holders for any canceled performances will be welcome to join us on another date of their choice.


Performances

July 11 - 28, 2019


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