Macalester Theatre and Dance Department Presents  Shakespeare's As You Like It

Cast members, left-right: Dominic Rodgers, Hannah Viederman, Nora Spellane (in back).

St. Paul, Minn. – The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents As You Like It by William Shakespeare, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Mainstage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and groups, and $2 for students with ID. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 12, 13 and 14 and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 8. As You Like It is directed by Barbra Berlovitz. For ticket information call 651-696-6359 or go online to

Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a play full of lovers, tyrants, fools and foolishness.  It’s where two distinct worlds clash: the cold, rigid city and the open, natural country.  Some of the players are exiled while others flee the tyrannical Duke and his court, to find relief in the wild forest.  There they are free to choose how they will live, who their friends are and how they will love.  In the forest lovers of all types and genders meet, confuse, and part. Will they be able to find true love after all the turmoil? The answer is for those who attend the play to find out, among the mystical woods and forest where every love and suffering resides.

Berlovitz is one of four founding artistic directors of the 2005 Tony Award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune (TJL).  For almost 30 years she acted, directed, taught and served an instrumental role in the artistic leadership of this internationally acclaimed company. Since the closing of TJL, Berlovitz has acted with the Sod House Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Live Action Set, Theatre Novi Most and the Improbable Theatre companies.

Cast members include: Bridget Gustafson ’17 from Minneapolis, Minn., as Adam; Richard Graham ’19 from Ann Arbor, Mich., as Amiens/Lord; Bauke Ter Borg ’16 from The Hague, The Netherlands, as Audrey/Lord; Patrick Hegdahl ’17 from Saint Paul, Minn., as Charles/Corrin; Elena Lindstrom ’17 from Arlington Heights, Ill., as Celia; Nikita Yatchenko ’17 from Moscow, Russia, as Duke Frederick; Matthew Davids ’17 from Seattle, Wash., as Duke Senior; John Stark ’16 from Grinnell, Iowa, as Jaques/Lord; Emma Mullen ’18 from Kansas City, Mo., as LeBeau; Sierra Sater ’18 from Oconomowoc, Wis., as Dennis/Martex/Lord; Kaan Salcin ’17 from Ankara, Turkey, as Oliver; Dominic Rodgers ’19 from Amherst, Mass., as Orlando; Sophie Nadler ’19 from Piedmont, Calif., as Phoebe; Hannah Viederman ’18 from Amherst, Mass., as Rosalind; Brian Fox ’18 from Helena, Mont., as Silvius; Nora Spellane ’16 from Washington, D.C.., as Touchstone; Kenji Shoemaker ’16 from Madison, Wis., as the Stage Manager; Anna Bruijn ’18 from Ten Boer, The Netherlands, as the Assistant Stage Manager; and James Goings ’19 from Augusta, Wis., as Assistant Stage Manager.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,138 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at

Anna Bruijn ’18 is one of Macalester’s Davis United World College Scholars. 

October 19 2015

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