PHOTOS: Shakespeare in the Park

Residents watch a performance of "As You Like It" at Magruder Park, as part of the Prince George's County Summer Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Krissi Humbard

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is proving that all the world is, indeed, a stage. Residents gathered at Magruder Park on July 12 to see a free performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” as part of the M-NCPPC, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

The festival is in its fifth year. For this year’s performance, Rosalind and Celia lose themselves in the Forest of Arden, set in 1916 America and featuring music from that era. Disguised as a man, Rosalind explores the forest, searching for her banished father, while encountering shepherds, the simplicity of country life, and sweet romance.

Did you miss the performance at Magruder? Or love it so much you want to see it again? The troupe will perform the play again at Riversdale House Museum on July 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Rain location: Riverdale Elementary School Multipurpose Room).