As You Like It

Written by William Shakespeare
Remixed by Chris Mangels
and the Experimental Theatre Ensemble
April 29 - May 7, 2011


          As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the folio of 1623. The work was based upon the early prose romance Rosalynde, Euphues Golden Legacie by Thomas Lodge. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden.


Dramatis Personae


The Court of Duke Frederick:

Rosalind, daughter of the deposed Duke Senior and our level-headed heroine                   CASSIDY KIPP

Celia, Rosalind's party-lovin’ cousin and daughter to Duke Frederick                                  AUBREY PASSMORE

Touchstone, a ‘blue’ stand-up comic                                                                                              JENNY BETTENCOURT

Duke Frederick, CEO of Court Industries, Inc.                                                                            CHRIS BORDEN

Le Beau, Frederick’s executive assistant                                                                                       TATIANA IBARRA

Carlos, a Mixed Martial Arts Champion and favorite of the Duke                                           LEVI PADILLA



The Household of the deceased Sir Roland de Bois:

Oliver de Bois, an ambitious VP at Court Industries, Inc.                                                          ADAM RODRIGUEZ

Orlando de Bois, a bohemian poet and die-hard romantic                                                        JUSTIN ALLEN

Ada, the lusty and crusty old nanny of the de Bois boys                                                             TESS CHISM

Denise, Oliver’s personal assistant                                                                                                 HALEIGH COOK


The Exiled Court of Duke Senior in the Forest of Arden:

Duke Senior, deposed CEO of Court Industries, now a new-age guru                                    CHRIS BORDEN

Amiens, Duke Senior’s former personal assistant, now his domestic partner                        TATIANA IBARRA

Jacques, former VP at Court Industries, Inc., now a professional curmudgeon                    JACOB RICO

Lord deLady, former VP at Court Industries, Inc., now exploring the ‘other side’               JAMES CRISS



Residents of the Forest of Arden:

Phoebe, a saucy chola who’s not all that                                                                                      NEREYDA VELAZQUEZ

Silvius, a wanna-be playa’ with no game                                                                                      COLIN HELPIO

Cora, an elderly window-sill philosopher                                                                                     KRISTEINA WOLFERT

Audrey, an opportunistic baby-mama                                                                                            COURTNEY PASSMORE

Julietta, Audrey’s younger sister                                                                                                     HALEIGH COOK            

William, a well-meaning assistant manager at the Burger King                                              AURELIO JILOTE          

The Serpent, a lady of the evening                                                                                                  SONIA BURGOS

The Cobra-Snake, a purveyor of fine ladies                                                                                 LEVI PADILLA

The Lions, a roving gang of street thugs                                                                                       ANTONY LOTENERO






Director - Chris Mangels

                Assistant Director – Sarah Gallegos

                Fight Choreography – Justin Allen & Levi Padilla


Scenic Design - Nick Terry

                Master Carpenters – Nick Terry, Steve LaMar, & Chris Mangels

Grafitti Artists – Names Pending

                Scenic Construction / Artistry - The students of Drama 13/14, Cast, & Crew

                Properties Design – Kristeina Wolfert


Costume / Make-Up Design – Sarah Gallegos

                Faculty Mentor – James McDonnell

Costume Construction – Sarah Gallegos, James McDonnell, and the students of Drama/Fashion 12

                Wardrobe Crew – The students of Drama/Fashion 12

                Make-up Crew – Jenna Glick, the students of Drama/Fashion 17


Lighting Design - Steve LaMar

                Electricians - The Students of Drama 15/16

Light Board Engineer – Ejay Malicsi


Sound Design – Chris Mangels

                Assistant Sound Design – Sarah Gallegos & Colin Helpio

                Sound Board Engineer – Jonathan McDonald



Technical Director – Steve LaMar

Assistant Technical Director – Nick Terry

Stage Manager – Jessica Pannell

                Stage Crew – Shannon King, Charmaine Vallado


Public Information Officer -Steve Renton

Public Information Assistant - Kevin McCusker

Graphic Design – David Cargill

Production Photos


Images from the COS production of As You Like It.