Elizabeth Stahlmann and Megan Bartle in As You Like It. Photo by Heidi Boehnenkamp, courtesy Guthrie Theater.
Though it may not sound like one, it's a compliment to the Acting Company's production of As You Like It—now playing in the Guthrie Theater's Dowling Studio—that it made me want to see a different production. What if you cast a male actor to play Rosalind in cross-dressing disguise as Ganymede? The chemistry between this production's Orlando (Joseph Midyett) and Rosalind-in-drag (Elizabeth Stahlmann) is intriguingly high, particularly given Orlando's seeming flirtation with the courtier Le Beau (Michael McDonald). As You Like It, sir.MORE »