This winter storm we call Snowmageddon may have closed down As You Like It for its opening weekend, but that just means we have more time for interviews!
Up next is our conversation with the lovely and talented Nora Ankrom:
Q: Tell us about the show.
Nora: As You Like It is Shakespeare's comedy of all
emotions: love, loss, betrayal, lust, anger,
longing, cheer, and melancholy.
Q: How does the show relate to modern-day audiences?
Nora: Whether young or old, in love or out, polished
or savage, male or female, everyone can find a
relatable character in the Forest of Arden, where
nothing is too serious for too long.
Q: Tell us about the character you play.
Nora: I play Phebe, a self-absorbed, flirtatious, lusty shepherd lady. Phebe is one-third of an ill-fated love triangle... with a twist.
Q: What's your background in theatre?
Nora: This is my third year as part of the ARTS Resident Acting Company. Last year, I performed
in Medea (Glauce), Into the Woods (Baker's Wife), and Company (Amy).
Q: Tell us about the cast.
Nora: In the large cast, audiences will find familiar, favorite faces as well as some newcomers to the area and the ARTS stage.
As You Like It by William Shakespeare will be presented at the ARTS Renaissance Ballroom at 900 8th Street in Huntington on Jan. 28, 29, 30 and Feb. 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the show only, and $30 for dinner and show - for dinner, you must make a reservation by calling 304-733-2787.