The Brown Club of Fairfield County, Connecticut is dedicated to building a strong and active community by offering a full calendar of varied events that regularly draw hundreds of participants. We extend warm greetings to all area members of the Brown University community - alumni, parents, students and friends.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 6:45pm Talk
with Emily Bryan MA'99 about the show; 7:30-10pm performance begins
SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND: AS YOU LIKE IT
Bring a picnic, refreshments, blanket and chairs to a reserved Brown Club area to see As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved and pastoral comedies. "This will be a production enjoyed by the entire family," Director Claire Shannon Kelly explains. "Set in the present time, the environment of the production will invite the audience to feel that they are participants in the play. To me, As You Like It is a liberating story about transformation. In the Forest of Arden, Shakespeare provides a world where people can re-define themselves. Audiences will appreciate the conflict between the dark and light side of human nature where the freedom of choice exists. This delightful journey with Rosalind will leave playgoers reveling in the comedy of Shakespeare's brilliant story." Just before the performance, Emily Bryan (MA'99), the Director of Education, will speak to our group about the show and its actors. For Kids: Every night at 6pm there is a performance for young audiences in the park on the main stage. Apprentices have devised a short (25 minute) play that introduces the characters and explores the themes of the play in a very approachable and inventive way. This performance takes place right on the main stage. There are also games and activities for children at the Education and Activity Tent. Mask and star making craft activites as well as mazes, maps, puzzles, and interactive theater games. Location: Pinkney Park, 177 Rowayton Avenue, Norwalk. About a 10 minute walk from the Rowayton Train Station. Parking: Witch Field, 2 Witch Lane, Rowayton, or at the Rowayton School parking lot, about 6 minutes walk from Pinkney Park. Admission: Free, although suggested donations of $20 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Amenities: You may buy a full picnic or just a snack at food tents in the park, operated by popular favorites Brendan's 101 in Rowayton. Lobster rolls and their home made ice cream are popular favorites! Portable restrooms will be available. Questions? Call the Production office at (203) 299-1300 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Contact: Peggy Twitchell ’93 by email.
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