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Review: “As You Like It”

Fourth-graders from Hanford-Dole Elementary School saw the Piedmont Players Theatre’s youth production of “As You Like It” on Wednesday and wrote reviews when they returned to their classrooms.
The play is being peformed for the county’s fourth- and fifth-graders.
Public performances are set for 7:30 p.m. tonight and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Meroney Theater.
All tickets for the one-hour show are $6.
For more information, call the Piedmont Players box office at 704-633-5471.
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I really enjoyed the play’s humor. When Phoebe fell in love with Rosalind I felt like I was going to burst. Usually you don’t see many girls around here holding hands and stuff. When Rosalind and Celia dressed up as Ganymede and Aliena I thought that was pretty funny too!
I just want to say thank you to the Meroney Theater for playing such a great play.
ó Aliyah Pruitt
The character I liked best was Orlando. He was not afraid to fight for who he was. Even though Orlando was not very educated, he was very smart. He proved he was a great person and honorable. Through conflict the best man won.
ó Greg Villalobos
The best part about the play was the lighting. It was beautiful. It made green leaves and orange sun and brown dirt. It made the Forest of Arden come to life. The lighting person’s name is Rachel Duncan. She did a great job. It was a great play.
ó Rachel Agner
I liked the costumes because they look like old costumes in the old days.
ó Chris Cape
One of my favorite parts is when everybody started to fall in love with somebody and my other favorite part is when them two guys got into a fight. The things that surprised was when Orlando and Charles got into a fight. At first it looked like Charles was going to win but Orlando came back and won the wrestling match.ó James Ellington
I think that the characters were very good acting out the play … The best part was Phoebe. She was funny and crazy.
ó LaToyia Gladden
I wish I could go back.
ó Alitah Harlow
I like the part when they got into a big fight. …Orlando is the boy who won and Charles is the boy who lost. You might laugh at them and you might think Charles is going to win but nope, he is not going to win, believe it or not.
ó Phebe Daniels
One of my favorite parts of the scene was when the girls were in the sunglasses … they looked cool.
ó Christina Roberson
Rosalind is my (favorite) actress in the play. I mean, she’s tall, smart, brave and strong for a girl. No offense, girls of the fourth grade. My favorite scene … is the wrestling scene. In that scene Rosalind and Orlando first met and Orlando won the wrestling match, but my favorite part … is when they fall in love.
ó Timothy Robinson
At the end I liked the part when Orlando married Rosalind, Duke’s daughter. I like this part because it was a happy ending. I did not like the part when Rosalind dressed up as a boy.
ó Savannah Stafford
I am very glad that I got to go to the Meroney Theatre and see the play and have good seats. I liked Charles the wrestler the most because he was big and mean, looking like a real wrestler.
ó Gregory Lambeth
I really enjoyed the play As You Like It at the Meroney Theatre. How did they change the scenery? How did the Piedmont Players memorize all those lines? I’m so curious about so many things! The first part I liked was when the narrators came out of nowhere and started singing and dancing. … What I liked most of all about the play was how the actors behaved. They were using lots of good expressions.
ó Jailene Aguilar
My favorite character was Celia, Duke Frederick’s daughter played by Caitlin Hughes. I liked her because she had a personality and she always knew what to do. I would recommend this play to others because it’s the best play I’ve ever seen. I liked the scenery of the forest of Arden. They changed the scenery by pulling the curtain and spinning the wrestling ring. Watch out for Charles the wrestler when he comes into the ring.
ó Maggie Havner
I had a great time at the Meroney Theatre because I liked Celia and Rosalind. Those two characters were funny when they dressed as someone else.
ó Heather Stebe
I always loved going to theaters where people acted it out. My favorite part was when they started wrestling then grabbed each other and got thrown down … I also liked the part when Orlando killed the lion and married Rosalind.
ó Wade Elliott Phillips
My favorites were Celia, Duke Frederick’s daughter, Rosalind, Duke’s daughter and Phoebe, the Shepherdess. I didn’t like them because they’re girls but because they’re good actresses. I also liked Audrey the goatkeeper; she’s a good actress, too.
ó TaNaeya Currie
If you like William Shakespeare plays you need to come and see “As You Like It,” but if you do not like William Shakespeare you still need to come and see the play. Also, when you are at the play you need to watch out for Duke Frederick; he might banish you, too.
ó Rebekah Horning
I thought the designer of the scenery was very creative. That play is the best play I have ever been to.
ó Brittany Black
My favorite part is the end when everything goes back into place and everyone finds true love.
óDestiny White
I never thought that there would be a wrestling ring in a theater. … “As You Like It” was a funny and good Shakespeare play.
ó Isiah Corpening
Celia, Duke Frederick’s daughter, was the best. She likes to have fun on stage. That’s why it makes it fun for the crowd. I could feel that she was having fun on stage because of her facial expressions. She is such a good actor.
ó Sara Lane Henry
I saw that Shakespeare! When I saw the play I knew that I would enjoy that play. I had never seen a Shakespeare play before … at the end of the story everybody who hated someone got married. I was very happy and surprised.
ó Kaytee Leonguerrero
When I saw the play I was surprised because I have not seen a play so funny. I liked it when they were fighting because I like when people fight. I like when they were in the woods and they did not have anything to eat.
ó Dearius Phillips
I liked when Celia dressed in old clothes so that no one would know who she was. I felt sad when she got banished and she had to go to the forest.
ó Lisa Oakley
The narrators were fabulous, funny and exciting.
ó Donya’e Montoya Webb
My favorite character is Phoebe because she was funny. …You must go see the play yourself to find out who falls in love.
ó Jacob Alexander Lloyd
My favorite character is Adam, Oliver’s servant. Adam is an old man in the play and he is hilarious.
ó Matthew Kimbro
I would recommend it because it had a lot of action. I never will forget the day I went to the theater.
ó Cody Dollarhide
The play was really great. I liked many parts of the play, (including) when everybody gets married and Orlando’s evil brother turns completely good.
ó Ashley Blaxton
The part I liked best was when Ginny Weant was singing and dancing with her sunglasses on. I would like to share this play with a friend because she was a really good dancer.
ó Madison Howe
I thought it was the best play I’ve ever been to. I didn’t understand it quite well, but it was good. My favorite part is at the end when everyone gets married. I liked when they sang and danced … You probably won’t understand it real well, but I bet you will like it a lot.
ó Sierra Cundiff
I liked all of the characters because they were great. But my favorite person was Rosalind because she was an awesome actress. It was hilarious when Rosalind dressed up as a boy and Phoebe fell in love with her and wanted to marry Rosalind. I also liked when the deer had got hit by the bow and arrow. You can see the rest of the play to find out if Phoebe gets her heart broken and if the deer survives!
óKeyoni Rustin
It was amazing when they put the girl in the box. How did she get in there?
ó Breanna Nicholas
What I liked about the play is the scenery.
ó Zaida Boyd
The costumes were very colorful and pretty.
ó Erykah Sturdivant
My favorite part about the play was when the guys wrestled. It was so realistic.
ó Ian Bradshaw

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