Last Chance to catch Ray Virta's staging of As You Like It for the Kings County Shakespeare Company, playing through Sept. 5 in Brooklyn. Owing to renovations in their longtime home of Prospect Park, the KCSC has temporarily moved into The Founders Hall Theatre of St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to present their twelfth year of annual summer Shakespeare.
For those unfamiliar with the 400-year-old plot, As You Like It follows the banishment of Duke Senior, Orlando, Rosalind, Celia Oliver and Touchstone to the Forest of Arden. The first half of the play tells of attempted murders, cracked ribs, disowned brothers with the second half of the play focusing on the romantic angles of the characters. The play opened Aug. 19.
Director Virta appeared in the title role of KCSC's Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost. Virta also understudied Frank Langella for The Roundabout Cyrano and replaced David Straithairn in MTC's Eyes for Consuela.
Founders Hall Theatre is located at 182 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights. For information, call (718) 434-4756.
-- By Sean McGrath