The RSF opens the gates on two (2) special nights per summer show--only one in the fall-to-spring season--with reduced price tickets! While the artists are putting finishing touches on their work, they need an audience to complete the rehearsal process; after all, you're the key ingredient in everything we do. We joke about the sixth-man in our five-actor shows, but it's really true, the audience completes the performance.
With this expanded version of our downtwon season finale, "As You Like It" has increased to fourteen actors, so count yourself as the fifteenth man.
In a preview, the directors (Master of Play and Master of Verse, in RSF lingo), stage manager and designers still have the right to stop the show and fix an item, although they rarely do; they want the actors to really get a feel for the momentum of the show, of course. Similarly, if a costume or set piece isn't working, or could be damaged, the show could be briefly halted. In the festival history, it's only happened once or twice.
It's also a great opportunity for students of all ages to secure very affordable tickets to the summer festival, as well as see the show as it's coming together.So, join us for a romantic evening under the stars at beautiful Agecroft Hall, and catch a sneak peek of "As You Like It" before anyone else! Look for July 2 and 3 on the tickets page of our website, and we'll see you out at the Festival!