Under the Stars with Brews and the Bard: As You Like It
Fort Collins, Colorado – July 5, 2017 ~ Band of Toughs theatre collaboratory (BoTs) puts a fresh spin on Shakespeare’s As You Like It in the twilight of beautiful Lee Martinez Park in Fort Collins, as part of the 2017 Fort Collins Fringe Festival. Band of Toughs promises twinkling lights, tasty beer and live music, plus intrigue and exile, idiotic infatuations, dancing deer, bad love poems and a love triangle (or polygon, or tetrahedron… who knows)! Band of Toughs’ sold-out run of As You Like It won BEST OF FRINGE at the 2016 Boulder International Fringe Festival. This summer in Fort Collins, the audience will be a part of the action,as fixtures at court and rambling along with our outcasts through the thick of the forest of Arden.
Band of Toughs blends Shakespeare’s language with an inventive physical style for a fast-paced, fierce, sexy and fun adventure.“What I love about As You Like It,” explains director Colleen Mylott, “is that we meet a bunch of lovers at a time of upheaval in all of their lives. The fun is watching this motley collection of characters redefine love and happiness out in the forest of Arden.”
This production will blur the lines between actor and audience, taking full advantage of the natural landscape to create a playful, interactive community-building event. Audiences of past BoTs shows have exclaimed: “A thoroughly UNFORGETTABLE, full-immersion experience!” Please meet at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery dressed for a cool evening in nearby Lee Martinez Park and wear sensible footwear for your banishment. This 90-minute performance takes place outdoors and involves walking between locations. Folding chairs and blanket seating will be provided.
Date: Friday, July 28th
Company: Band of Toughs
Location: Museum of Discovery