Curbside Theater Comes To Belfast
- May 05, 2021
William Shakespeare's comedy "AS YOU LIKE IT". This telling of the tale is set in a late ‘60s/early ‘70s of the mind; featuring costumes, props, and scenery right out of that era. The language, however, is Shakespeare's original tale of discovery, transformation, and, above all, the power of love. The gender-changing Rosalind (Autumn Stupca) is the largest female role in Shakespeare’s body of work, arguably its only female leading role. Against a backdrop of the sexual revolution and the "second wave" of feminism, she hits the road with her cohorts to escape the establishment and go "back to the land" in the Forest of Arden. Hunky Orlando (Dakota Wing), faced with his own hazards, tunes in, turns on, and drops out to follow her "back to the land". Also reprising their roles are Tom Crutcher (Jaques), Tyler Johnstone (Touchstone, a fool), Erin Hayes (Celia), Tucker Atwood (Oliver), Tom Maycock (Adam), Danielle Bannister (Frederica, the usurping Duchess), André Blanchard (Charles the wrestler and William), Mark Durbin (Duke Senior), Ken Kornfield (Le Beau, Second Brother), Riley Walauski (Silvius), Phoebe Norman (Lord Amiens), Scott Taylor (Corin the shepherd and Hymen), Azure Walauski (Audrey), Melora Norman, and Patricia Saucier (Forest Lords), and director Erik Perkins (Sir Oliver Martext). Stepping into the role of the disdainful shepherdess, (Phoebe) is Mirabelle Kutsy-Durbin, a wellknown Maskers’ favorite. The 2021 performances will take place “al fresco” on the front lawn of the Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court Street in Belfast Maine. Shows are at 7 PM on Thursday, May 20th through Sunday, May 23rd. Attendees will be seated in the closed-off street in front of the theater and are advised to bring their own chairs. Audience members are asked to maintain a 6 foot distance from others with whom they did not arrive and to kindly wear a mask when not seated. Tickets are available now, online only, at https://belfastmaskers.com/events/.