All the World’s a Stage as Cornell College takes on ‘As You Like It’

The Cornell College Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to announce its production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” running Dec. 13–16 in the Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre on the Cornell College campus.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Caroline Price, the department’s head of acting, directs this adaptation of the popular Shakespearean comedy. This troop of actors launches headfirst into the world of mistaken identities and the reality of requited and somewhat unrequited love.  

(Pictured left to right) Allan Moore '21 (Silvius), Robbie Littlefield '21 (Phoebe), Kati Yau '21 (Rosalind), and Jenna Makkawy '21 (Orlando)
(Pictured left to right) Allan Moore ’21 (Silvius), Robbie Littlefield ’21 (Phebe), Kati Yau ’21 (Rosalind), and Jenna Makkawy ’21 (Orlando). Photo Credit: Katie Glenn ’19

“It helps to tell this story with a group of actors that are mainly in their late teens,” Price said. “I think they have a unique ability to tap into the joys and the struggles of hormonally charged love. Which, let’s face it, most of Shakespeare’s comedies are full of. This project has also given us a great opportunity to showcase the work of our student designers. I cannot wait for audiences to see the world they have created. With actors playing multiple roles, modern music, and a flair for the anachronistic, I hope audiences of all ages will have a good time.”

“As You Like It” runs one weekend only, Dec. 13–15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors, students, and youth; and free for Cornell College faculty, staff, and students with ID. Tickets can be reserved by calling 319.895.4293 or emailing   

The Black Box Theatre is through the front doors of Armstrong Hall.  Parking is available in the lot behind and to the south of the theater at the corner of College Boulevard and Summit Avenue.