Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park: As You Like It


Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, in coordination with Austin Shakespeare, present William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, May 1 – 25, 2014.

In celebration of its 30th Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, Austin Shakespeare will bring new actors and company alumni together in a RenFaire-style production of As You Like It.  Performances will start at 8 p.m. Thursday – Sunday, from May 1 – May 25, with a preview on April 30. 


One of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies, As You Like It is the story of Rosalind, the smartest girl in the world, falling for Orlando, the most handsome boy, both of whom are banished to the forest of Arden. Through the course of the play, Rosalind must disguise herself as a boy, testing the true love of the unsuspecting Orlando. Their journey leads them to encounter a band of merry men, silly shepherds and a melancholy philosopher.

The show culminates with four weddings in a RenFaire fun-fest while everyone sings, “With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino!”


For more information, visit the City of Austin website, the Austin Shakespeare website, or contact [email protected].
(next to Barton Springs Pool in Zilker Park)
2206 William Barton Dr.
Austin, TX 78704

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