Baltimore Center Stage: As You Like It
As You Like It
January 15–February 14
  • By William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg

Shakespeare’s crowd-pleasing comedy takes Baltimore Center Stage by way of a new production that turns the Elizabethan tradition of all-male casts on its head. Performed by an all-female company of actors, As You Like It tells the story of lovers Rosalind and Orlando who, when forced to flee into the Forest of Arden, become ensnared in a game of romance and mistaken identity. Frenzied and beguiling, in As You Like It all the world’s a stage as understandings of love, gender roles, nature, and politics are up for grabs. Join us as we journey deep into the fertile Forest of Arden and explore this beloved comedy in a whole new light. 

“A joyous, big-hearted affair.”—The Guardian

Performed in the Mainstage Theatre at Towson University.



Rose Hahn, Sydney Faith Pope, Allie Press, Yakima Rich, Kathleen Whitby, Mani Yangilmau

Creative Team


Scenic Designer

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Fight Choreographer

Adapater/Production Dramaturg

Music Director

Casting Director

Stage Manager

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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“Beautiful, fun, and intriguing … well-worth the trek to Towson University’s Main Stage Theatre.” — Bmore Art
“5 Stars!” “So sexy, romantic and fun it’s like your best first date ever” “Pure magic.” — DC Theatre Scene
“Inventive and joyful” “Steals the heart” “A glorious, merry journey.” — MD Theatre Guide
“Engaging and immersive.” — STYLE
“Utterly gorgeous” “Love-drunkenness flow[s] beautifully.” — The Washington Post
“Smart, funny and challenges gender stereotypes... it’s a beaut.” — WYPR
In the News
Baltimore Sun — Center Stage to unveil all-female production of 'As You Like It'
City Paper — Center Stage’s ‘As You Like It’ takes Shakespearean gender-bending a step further
WBAL NBC 11 — Center Stage brings show to Towson University
Metro Weekly — Gender Neutralized: ‘As You Like It’ at Center Stage
WBJC — And Allthe [Men and] Women Merely Players