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Actors from "As You Like" CT Repertory Theatre stop by!

Pictured: Nick Nudler, Renee DiNino, and Braley Degenhardt

Actors from "As You Like" CT Repertory Theatre stop by!

Listen below to hear the talented Nick Nudler and Braley Degenhardt talk about their upcoming show William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” It will be performed in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 19th through April 29th! 

Nick Nudler (Orlando) is a senior BFA acting major. Recent shows include: The Crucible (Judge Hathorne), Our Country’s Good (Phillip/Arscott), The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack), Billy Elliot (Tony), and Big River (Duke).

Braley Degenhardt (Celia) is a 4th year BFA Acting candidate originally from Westford, MA. Braley last appeared on stage at CRT as Liz Morden/Lt. Will Dawes in Our Country's Good. Braley was recently seen performing at Dixon Place in NYC in a devised piece entitled The Red Chair. Previous Connecticut Repertory Theatre credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Lady Middleton), Shrek the Musical (Mad Hatter/Duloc Dancer), and Anon(ymous) (Mrs. Laius/Ensemble).

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Connecticut Repertory Theatre Ends Season with “As You Like It”

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) ends its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”. Kristin Wold will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from April 19th through April 29th, 2018. For tickets and information please visit HERE or call (860) 486-2113.

Are we out of the woods, yet? In this popular Shakespeare comedy, two worlds collide in a beguiling game as usurped thrones and wealth, family feuds, love triangles and disguises fuse. On one side, Duke Frederick’s pompous and corrupt court, usurped from his brother the Duke Senior. On the other, Oliver, who denies his brother Orlando his right to the family wealth and proper education on becoming a gentleman and plots to have him killed. Stuck in the middle are two friends: Rosalind, Duke Senior’s daughter, and Celia, Duke Frederick’s daughter, who escape the court life in favor of the forest of Arden. Disguises and secrets get in the way of love and result in hilarious love triangles that only a ‘magical transformation’ can fix.

The Saturday, April 28th, 2:00pm will be ASL interpreted as CRT partners with UConn’s Center for Students with Disabilities to provide interpretation services.  Managing Director Matthew J. Pugliese says, “We are very happy that we can offer the ASL interpreted performance for Shakespeare.  We want all the members of our community to be able enjoy the theatre. This is a step to that make that possible.”

Director Kristin Wold, a company member at the Tony Award-winning theatre Shakespeare & Company, brought in two other members of the Lenox, MA theatre to join the cast.  Actors John Hadden as Jacques and Jonathan Croy as Duke Frederick and Duke Senior. 

 John Hadden* (Jacques) has been a director/teacher/actor/writer for 35 years, playing mostly with Shakespeare and original work. He is a founding member of Shakespeare & Co, founded and ran other companies; over 100 projects in Berlin, Cologne, Leningrad, New York, regional theaters, TV, radio, independent films, schools and universities. His own plays and a short film have won awards and have been seen at PS 122, LaMama, EST, the Wharton Salon and the Boston International Film Festival, etc. His writing has appeared in literary journals, he is a New England States Touring Artist, and a Vermont Teaching Artist.


The creative team includes: Kristin Wold (Director), Katherine Paik (Scenic Design), Andrew Berardi (Lighting Design), Taowen Pan (Costume Design), Teddy Carraro (Sound Design), Casey Lampert (Dramaturg), and Tom Kosis (Stage Manager).

The cast includes MFA actors, Alex Campbell (Rosalind), Sierra Kane (Phebe), Bryan Mittelstadt (Oliver), Nikolai Fernandez (Touchstone), Sebastian Nagpal (Silvius). BFA actors, Nick Nudler (Orlando), Braley Degenhardt (Celia), Gillian Pardi (Audrey), Anthony Giovino (Charles/Forester), Matthew Antoci (Adam), Valerie Badjan (Cora), Jacob Harris Wright (Le Beau/Forester/Page), Jack Dillon (Hyman/Forester), Coleman Churchill (William/The Dukes’ Lord), Elias Beck Sandlin (Dennis), Harry Wendorff  (Jacques de Boys/Forester), Zack Dictakis (Amiens), Aaron Bantum (The Dukes’ Lord/Page).


Evening performances start at 7:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Select matinee performances start at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Single tickets are available now. Single tickets range from $10 to $33. All student tickets are $10.

Post-show discussions with members of the cast and crew will follow the performance on Thursday, April 26th at 7:30pm and the Saturday, April 28th at 2pm.

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend CRT productions. CRT recommends ages 10 and up for this production. For additional ticket information or to charge tickets by phone, call 860.486.2113. All sales are final; no refunds. Play selections and performance dates are subject to change.  

Please call the box office at 860.486.2113 for tickets and additional information or visit HERE for specific show dates and times because performance schedules vary and are subject to change.

The Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre is located on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. 

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