Orlando Shakes Presents ‘Virtual ShakesBeer: As You Like It’ Online Aug 21, 2020 .. @OrlandoShakes #OrlandoArts

Virtual ShakesBeer - As You Like It

On August 21, Orlando Shakes returns with its popular “Virtual Shakesbeer” series, this time featuring the bard’s “As You Like It,” in a free online event.

During the comedic and abbreviated Shakespeare performance, the narrator and “drinking guide” will guide viewers – and the performers – through a fun and silly drinking game that follows Shakespeare’s classic comedy.

Directed by Mark Routhier, the cast will tackle an inebriated – oops, abbreviated – version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

The cast for this production is:

  • Jennifer Bonner as Phoebe & Corin
  • Lorena Cohea as Rosalind & others
  • Lisa Hardt as Narrator & Drinking Guide
  • Stephen Lima as Duke Frederick & others
  • Ross Neal as Orlando & others
  • Kristin Shoffner as Celia & others
  • Tim Williams as Oliver, Touchstone, & others

“For this edition of ShakesBeer, we’re tackling our first comedy,” director Mark Routhier said in the press release. “It’s been so much fun being irreverent with the Bard and turning his tragedies funny. This is a whole new challenge! We hope we can make funny, funnier, and we hope our virtual audience will enjoy this story of love, forgiveness and the calming power of nature.”

Orlando Shakes’ first Facebook Live event, Virtual ShakesBeer: Romeo + Juliet Edition, over 2,000 viewers tuned in live. The post has now reached over 14,000 users with 1,637 likes, comments, and shares.

The livestream starts at 8pm at the Orlando Shakes Facebook page. It’s a BYOB event if you want to play along.

This event is made possible by the Virtual ShakesBeer Partners – Orlando Fringe and the Bear and Peacock Brewstillery – and is recommended for audiences 21+.


About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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