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UMW Invites Community to Shakespeare in the Schools’ “As You Like It”

October 16, 2023

The University of Montana Western’s Theatre Department and Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series are excited to announce two matinee showings of Shakespeare in the Schools' “As You Like It” to be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in UMW's Small Auditorium.

A story of entangled romance and comedy, where all the world’s a stage, “As You Like It” is a keep-you-on-your-toes production, sure to captivate audiences with its happily ever after.

“’As You Like It’ is a delightful, pastoral comedy about characters who are forced to face very real, very dangerous circumstances, and who are made stronger for the experience,” said Production Director, Melanie Keller.

Shows will be held in UMW’s Small Auditorium in Main Hall 314 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Student and school group pricing is available for $4 per seat. Please contact Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stephen Seder at [email protected] or 406-683-7038 to reserve seats for your students (limited seating available).

To purchase tickets, please visit the BOC Performing Arts Series Box Office webpage ( Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for senior, youth, and military, and free for UMW students who present their Bulldog Cards.

All the World’s a Stage”: Personalizing Poetry Workshop

A free workshop will take place in the Small Auditorium from 11:20 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. between shows. The “Seven Ages of Man” speech, given by the character Jaques in “As You Like It”, is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and oft-quoted pieces of text. In this workshop, students will critically analyze the speech and then recreate, rewrite, and act out their interpretations for one another. Through games, physical and vocal exploration, and personalization, participants will discover how to connect with complex texts in personal and exciting ways.

Workshop participation is limited. Please contact Stephen Seder to reserve a spot: [email protected] or 406-683-7038.

For more information on “As You Like It” and all shows in the BOC series, visit the BOC webpage: