January 27, 2000
SHAKESPEARE’S "AS YOU LIKE IT" BRINGS LAUGHTER TO VITERBO BLACK BOX THEATRE
LA CROSSE, Wis.-- "As You Like It," a romantic comedy written by William Shakespeare and directed by Viterbo Theatre Professor Dean Yohnk, will be playing in the Viterbo Black Box Theatre Feb. 24-28.
Set in the 21st century, Shakespeare’s characters retreat to the mystical forest of Arden, a place of surprising beauty and peace, to find simplicity, honesty, virtue, and love. As they escape from the chaos and conflict of the "civilized" world, the bard’s lovers and villains find a world of kindliness, fellowship, goodwill, and the desire to return to society with a renewed and reinvigorated view of life.
"‘As You Like It’ is one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies. It’s filled with music and song," said Yohnk. "And to help the audience better identify with it, we’ve set the story in the present and focused closely on the impact computer technology has on our everyday lives."
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8. Call the Viterbo College Box Office at 608-796-3100 for more information.
STATE CITY FIRST LAST YEAR ROLE
WI Arena Jodi Jean Amble Senior "Rosalind"
DePere Andrew Cao Freshman "Oliver de Boys"
Eau Claire Kelly Ann Behrens Senior Stage Manager
Greendale Nadia Wahhab Sophomore "Diana/Spirit/Puppeteer"
Holmen Michael J. Santori Junior "Silvius"
La Crosse Kevin Schniepp Senior "Duke Senior"
Merrimac Amandah J. MacLeish Freshman "Corin"
Onalaska Benjamin Huber Senior "Orlando de Boys"
Richland Center Rebecca Kaasa Freshman "Viola"
Spencer Jesse E. Dreikosen Sophomore Set Design
Superior Krista Anne Hatcher Senior "Audrey"
Tomah Paul Klitzke Sophomore "Charles"
IA Arthur Kevin A. Laumbach Senior "LeBeau"
Des Moines Benjamin Minnis Sophomore Assistant Director & Assistant Stage Manager
Lansing Tony Love Senior "Jaques"
Lansing Joshua Volker Senior "Adam"
MN Brooklyn Center Keely Wolter Sophomore "Celia"
Detroit Lakes Kristen Husby Sophomore "Phebe"
Minneapolis Nickolas Rapaz Junior "Touchstone"
Prior Lake Kristopher L.Kendall Junior "Duke Frederick"
St. Paul Derrick J. Harper Freshman "Sir Oliver Martext/Spirit/Puppeteer
Shakopee Raisa Thornton Freshman "Valerie"
White Bear Lake Daniel Nord Freshman "William"