The Young Ladies of the Class of 1902 of Wesleyan University Present, "As You Like It"

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Photos by Duncan Pflaster

 

Synopsis:

In Middletown, Connecticut in the spring of 1902, the entire women's senior class of Wesleyan University, an early coed college, puts on an all-female production of "As You Like It." Amidst rampant gender discrimination and the looming threat of the university's plans to remove women from its student body entirely, a band of courageous young women come together to make their voices heard through Shakespeare. In the meantime, drama, romance, deception and true friendship all begin to form. This play is based on true events.

 

Length: 2 hours

Characters: 9 (8F, 1M)

 

Staged Reading: 

Turn to Flesh Productions, July 12, 2019 at El​ Barrio Artspace, New York, NY

Other Credits:

The Young Ladies of the Class of 1902 of Wesleyan University Present, "As You Like It" was selected as a semifinalist for American Shakespeare Center's Shakespeare's New Contemporaries and the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival in 2021.

Press:

Photo Flash: Turn To Flesh Productions Creates 'New Shakespeare Plays' For Womxn and Underrepresented Artists In Classical Theatre, BroadwayWorld, August 4, 2019

Read The Young Ladies of the Class of 1902 of Wesleyan University Present, "As You Like It" on the New Play Exchange!