Young Acting Company 


Each season the Young Acting Company presents a much-beloved tale adapted into a full-length play and performed by students, ages 6 through 18.  The production features singing, dancing, staged combat, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, as well as giving the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent.

 

Gamut Theatre’s Young Acting Company
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It   


Performance Dates: April 12 - 14

 

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing.

 

This is the tenth annual production of the Young Acting Company, which is a collaboration between Gamut’s Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, and the Gamut Theatre Academy (GTA).  Adapted and directed by Melissa Nicholson, the cast of As You Like It will be comprised of both former and current students of the GTA program, as well as students who have no experience with Gamut Theatre.  The performance will feature singing, dancing, staged combat, live music, and the irreverent humor that the Popcorn Hat Players are known for, and gives the cast of students a chance to learn the ins and outs of a professional theatrical production as they display their own incredible talent. 



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