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October, 6-15 2023

Mud Creek Theatre

9740 East 86th Street, Indianapolis, In 46256. 


As You Like It   
by William Shakespeare

“All the world's a stage...” 

Bard Fest is excited to inaugurate a new partner theatre with one of the Bard's finest comedies.  "As You Like It" is an intricate exploration of themes of love, nature, and identity.   The story's humor, insightful observations, and universal themes continue to resonate with audiences today, making it a timeless and enduring work in the world of literature.   Join us for al all new production presented in the farcical style of Commedia dell'arte!


Bard Fest is thrilled to have the venerable Mud Creek Theatre join us as a new partner organization.  Mud Creek is an institution here in the Indianapolis area providing outstanding theatre entertainment since 1950!

The show is directed by
Mr Ron Richards

Mr Richards marks his directorial debut with Bard Fest with this classic comedy.  Ron is a veteran director with the Improbable Fiction Company and Noblesville Shakespeare in the Park




Sam Smith: Commedia Character: Flavio, As You Like It Character: Orlando

Evangeline Bouw: Commedia Character: Isabella, As You Like It Character: Rosalind 

Dani Gibbs: Commedia Character: Columbina , As You Like It Character: Celia

Kevin Caraher: Commedia Character: Pantalone, As You Like It Character: Duke Frederick and Duke Senior 

Ryan Shelton: Commedia Character: Harlequin, As You Like It Character: Touchstone and Adam and Charles the Wrestler 

Daniel Shock: Commedia Character: Brighella, As You Like It Character: Jacques

Connor Phelan: Commedia Character: Ill Dottore, As You Like It Character: Oliver and Sir Oliver Martext

Matthew Socey: Commedia Character: Pucinella, As You Like It Character: Corin

Kay Beischel: Commedia Character: Pierrot, As You Like It Character: Silvius

Kelsey Van Voorst: Commedia Character: Flaminia, As You Like It Character: Audrey and Phebe

Glenn Dobbs: Commedia Character: Scarramuccia, As You Like It Character: LaBeau and Amiens

Paxton Shock: Apprentice

Cameron Reinhardt: Apprentice 
Isaac Friedman:  Apprentice


Production Team:

Ron Richards: Director

Connor Phelan :  Mud Creek Producer

Kayla Jackson:  Stage Manager

Costumes: Sara Musick

Dana Roberts and Kendell Roberts: Set Building and Decoration

Sherri Byer:  Props

Ryan Shelton:  Artistic Design and Fight Choreography

Kelly Keller:  Light Design

Stephen DiCarlo: Light Operator


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