As You Like It – SOLD OUT!

July 23 - 31, 2021

RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre (General Admission)

WEATHER CANCELLATION: The Wednesday, July 28, performance of As You Like It has been canceled due to inclement weather. If you purchased tickets for the canceled performance, please check your email for details on how to receive a refund. Contact BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org if you have any questions. 

Journey into the Forest of Arden for a site-specific, outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a comedy that explores the rollercoaster of falling in love. When Rosalind is banished from her uncle’s court, she flees to the Forest of Arden. Disguised as a man, she encounters Orlando, her love interest, in the forest. While in disguise, Rosalind becomes Orlando’s teacher, instructing him how to woo the real Rosalind.

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Meredyth Pederson Cooper

Presented by RLT’s Teens on Stage and Teens Backstage. Learn more about the TOS/TBS Program.

Access the program for As You Like It by texting the word “Shakespeare” to 919-373-6060 or clicking here (program is optimized for viewing on your phone).

Masks are not required for attending outdoor productions. However, due to the limited audience size and need for closer proximity in the amphitheatre and rose garden, we are not able to guarantee social distancing while seated. You may be seated close to someone not in your party, so it is best to bring a mask with you in case it would make you or those around you more comfortable. Please click here to read about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures and how they might affect your visit.

Featured photo by Cindy McEnery.

The As You Like It poster artwork was created by Teens Backstage alum Peyton Joyner:

A Unique Audience Experience!

Audiences for this production will begin seated in the Stephenson Amphitheatre but will move into the adjacent Raleigh Rose Garden approximately 30 minutes into the show. Because you will be moving, we encourage you to pack light! Where we typically encourage bringing chairs and blankets with you for events in the amphitheatre, we actually recommend keeping them at home for this one. There will be benches and chairs set up in the rose garden for the second portion of the show. You will not be returning to the amphitheatre after making the move, so anything you set up or brought with you will need to move with you into the rose garden.

We will have basic seat cushions available to bring between the two seating locations. If you choose to bring your own chair for your comfort (the seating in the amphitheatre and most of the seating in the garden will not have backs), we will have some limited space in the rose garden for patrons to set up their own seating. Please follow signage or ask a volunteer where to set up your chair during the transition, and they will help you!

Please email BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org if you have specific accessibility needs, and we will do everything in our power to accommodate them.


This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

Raleigh Arts Commission

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Teens on Stage/Teens Backstage program is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Ticket Information

If you would like to join the waitlist in case tickets become available, please email BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org

Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Show Times:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Age 18+: $15
  • Under 18: $5

Due to the format of the production, a maximum of 60 tickets will be sold for each performance. Tickets are general admission, and a ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age. Masks will not be required when seated but are encouraged in outdoor common spaces and required indoors. Please click here to read more about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures. A ticket is required for all patrons, regardless of age.

Weather Cancellations: In the event of a weather cancellation, all ticket holders will be notified via email with as much notice as possible. We will do our best to reschedule all ticket holders into future performances, subject to ticket availability. Anyone affected by a weather cancellation also has the option to receive a full refund or donate their ticket cost to RLT.

If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org.

Cast List

Sean Moss
Brendan Shore
Grace Deadmore
Bela Gonzalez
Elikya Mwanda
Ali Patalano
Mia Purse
Atticus Blum
Sheridan Barry
Laura Lillian Baggett
Lara Rydesky
Timire Leak
Molly Huffman
Emerson Ockert
Lucy Lloyd
Margo Buchanan
Sebastian LaRoche

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible. Drop off for patrons in wheelchairs is in the staff lot adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is accessible from the intersection of Pogue & Everett Streets.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Saturday, July 31, performance at 7:00pm will be described.