Preview: As You Like It at the Davis Shakespeare Festival
This weekend, the Davis Shakespeare Festival opens its fall show—the Bard’s pastoral (and very nearly feminist) comedy As You Like It. The story unfolds in what appears to be woodsy Northern California, where a group of contemporary bohemians, escaping persecution in the high-tech city, enjoy camping amidst nature on a rather luxurious retreat, with plenty of food, wine, music, poetry and blossoming romance amidst the stately trees. (Hint: They aren’t exactly “roughing it.”) Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Through 10/14; $15-$30; Veterans Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th Street in Davis; (530) 802-0998; shakespearedavis.org.