Conrad Belau, Benjamin Jones, Jenny Daigle and Alexa Elser
Conrad Belau, Benjamin Jones, Jenny Daigle and Alexa Elser Photo by Trudie Lee

June 20 - August 27, 2017

Shakespeare by the Bow

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

This summer, follow our brave heroine Rosalind, and her cousin Celia, as they escape the rigid rules of court life for the wilds and freedom of the Forest of Arden. Here, they will fall in and out of love, encounter one of Shakespeare’s greatest fools, and discover the value of true friendship.

For dates and times, please scroll to the bottom of this page or click Find Tickets on the right.

Our Shakespeare by the Bow program has become one of the highlights of Calgary’s summer season. We’re proud to showcase a company of emerging Alberta actors in our annual outdoor production. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and join us for a gorgeous evening in Prince’s Island Park.
- Shari Wattling (former Interim Artistic Director)

Shakespeare by the Bow takes place in Prince's Island Park. See the map below for details:

River Café

We are proud to partner with this iconic Calgary restaurant this summer! It’s only a few steps away from the Shakespeare by the Bow stage, so it’s a perfect way to enhance your outdoor summer theatre-going experience.

River Café offers Picnic Baskets filled with seasonal specialties from their kitchen and bakery. Or, join them nightly for their Early Bird Menu, reservations from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Enjoy a two course menu for $32/guest, wine pairings optional for $10/guest.

Cast & Creative Team
For As You Like It

  • Praneet Akilla
    Orlando
  • Conrad Belau
    Duke Senior, Corin
  • Kayla Bigras
    Duke Frieda, Audrey
  • Mary Elizabeth Chisholm
    Jaques
  • Conner Christmas
    Touchstone
  • Jenny Daigle
    Phebe, Sharl
  • Emily Dallas
    Rosalind
  • Alexa Elser
    Amiens
  • Benjamin Jones
    Silvius, Le Beau, Lord
  • Josie Jones
    Celia
  • Armin Karame
    Oliver
  • Connor Pritchard
    Adam
  • Samantha MacDonald
    Director, Adaptation
  • Haysam Kadri
    Program Director
  • Jenna Turk
    Adaptation
  • More Cast & Crew