Shakespeare in the Gardens

Join us for a performance of the play, “As You Like It“ by the Waterloo Community Playhouse & Black Hawk Children’s Theatre as part of their Shakespeare Out & About Series which is held at the Arboretum and other local venues. Previous performances at the Arboretum have included King Lear, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night.

This event is free with admission to the gardens. $5 for adults, $2 per child ages 5-17, children 4 & under and members are free. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating as chairs are limited.

About the show: As You Like It

In this Shakespearian play, Duke Senior has been usurped and banished; Rosalind pines for the banished duke, her parent, while keeping company with cousin Celia in the court of usurping Duke Frederick. Meanwhile, Orlando fights for his share his father’s estate from a sibling who reportedly treats him like the hired help. These hapless creatures and their companions escape into the Forest of Arden into a world of great adventure and possibility and love. Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy juxtaposes uptight court life against simple country life in a comedic examination of power, love, and familial responsibility. 

Show Dates

June 19th, 2019

Shakespeare in the Gardens – (Time to be determined)


June 20th, 2019

Shakespeare in the Gardens – (Time to be determined)


June 23rd, 2019

Shakespeare in the Gardens – (Time to be determined)

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