For the past three decades, Austin Shakespeare has partnered with the city to present free Shakespeare in Zilker Park. This year, they're finally producing a free-in-the-park version of artistic director Ann Ciccolella's personal favorite Shakespearean play, As You Like It.
It's one of the bard's most joyous works, including hallmarks of Shakespearean comedy such as mistaken identity, cross-dressing, and the search for true love. As You Like It features some of Shakespeare's best-loved characters and most memorable scenes, and in true romantic comedy fashion, a happy ending that includes no fewer than four weddings.
In a move that fits the play and its location, this production of As You Like It in Zilker Park will have a Renaissance Fair theme, complete with food sellers, roving musicians, and costumes (which are encouraged for audience members, too).
See As You Like It free at Zilker Park this weekend.