The Actors From The London Stage,
an international touring theater troupe based in London and the University of
Notre Dame in the U.S., will be in residency at Rice University February 18-22.
“All the world’s a stage…”
Shakespeare’s oft-quoted comedy is coming to Rice. As You Like It delights
audiences with wrestling, mistaken identities, cross-dressing, four marriages,
and a happy ending, all set in an enchanting forest.
The Actors From the London Stage is an educational program developed by Homer Swander at the University
of California, Santa Barbara, and founded by Patrick Stewart, is now in its 35th
year touring approximately sixteen to twenty universities giving
communities, students, and faculty the opportunity to experience a dynamic and
enriching performing arts program. The Actors From the London Stage performers hail from such prestigious theatre companies as the Royal Shakespeare company, The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, as well as working in film and the BBC. An
acting tour-de-force, all roles will be played by five veterans of classical
theatre - Jennifer Higham, Joannah Tincey, Dan Winter, Robert Mountford, and
Patrick Miller.The troupe's residency is being underwritten by the Alan and Shirley Grob Endowment for Shakespeare and the Grob Fund for Shakespeare in Performance, with additional support from the Rice University School of Humanities, the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, and the Rice University English Department.
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