CLU Presents As You Like It during All About Arts Week

Kaitlin Ruby, Kevlyn Holmes and Matthew Case. Photo credit: Erik Diaz/CLU

Kaitlin Ruby (Rosalind) Kevlyn Holmes (Celia) and Matthew Case Orlando). Photo credit: Erik Diaz/CLU

California Lutheran University will present Shakespeare’s As You Like It November 7 – 17 on the Thousand Oaks campus. Performances will take place at 8:00 pm in the Black Box Studio Theatre as part of CLU’s All About the Arts Week. Director Brett Elliott (associate artistic director of The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company), sets Shakespeare’s famous comedy in the early Gilded Age America – an era that has many contemporary parallels.

Similar to today, Victorians witnessed an expanding chasm between the ultra-wealthy robber barons and the struggling middle and lower classes, with all the social and political tensions that follow. They were becoming increasingly aware of the environmental havoc that industrialization was inflicting on the natural world. And they often found themselves bewildered at the breakneck pace with which technology was reshaping their society and world.  More

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