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Shakespeare in the Pines: As You Like It

Play, Shakespeare, Comedy

The Uprising Theatre Company, Sandhills’ own Professional Theatre Company, announces that their 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Pines Festival production of As You Like It will take place over two weekends this summer. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on June 7-9 and June 14-16 at Tufts Park, Cherokee Road, in the Village of Pinehurst. General Admission is Free to the public, and VIP Tables of 6 may be reserved and purchased in advance for $450 at “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players!” As You Like It is among Shakespeare's most gorgeous, adventurous, and funny plays about the miracle of love, forgiveness, redemption, and new beginnings. This masterpiece has delighted audiences all over the world for hundreds of years due to its perfect and miraculous balance of poetry and theatricality. The play is deeply intelligent, yet it has a carefree and playful comedic tone in its delightful portrayal of young lovers’ falling deeply in love at first sight! And perhaps best of all, As You Like It presents the greatest comic female role Shakespeare ever created. Families are encouraged to attend and to bring blankets or chairs for free lawn seating. There will be food and beverages for sale. Candle lit VIP Tables purchased in advance will seat up to 6 people close to the stage and provide two bottles of wine with an assortment of gourmet snacks and fine cheeses. This is the third year for the Shakespeare in the Pines Theatre Festival. Past years’ productions of Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream were enjoyed by over 4000 people. Due to its popularity, this year’s Festival is once again presenting six performances over the two weekends in June. Shakespeare in the Pines is a production of the Uprising Theatre Company, 501(c)(3) organization. To purchase VIP tables, visit