In the fairytale Forest of Arden, raucous comedy and romantic tension mingle. The Duke Frederick reigns at court, having banished his older brother Duke Senior from the kingdom. When he tries to banish Senior’s daughter Rosalind, his own daughter Celia flees in rebellion, and a cast of memorable characters descends on the woods. As Orlando, a handsome banished courtier, and Celia compete for Rosalind’s affections, Duke Senior and followers cavort like Robin Hood’s merry men, shepherds and shepherdesses pine, and courtly fools stir up mischief. This fresh look at As You Like It embraces the traditional comedic notes of the play while exploring the darker implications of the thwarted romance between Celia and Rosalind.