|Susannah Flood as Phoebe, Lily Rabe as Rosalind, Renee Elise Goldsberry as Celia|
|Will Rogers as Silvius and Susannah Flood as Phoebe|
|Stephen Spinella as Jaques, doffing his hat to the music|
The stage is set in 1840's Appalacia, with live bluegrass music turning all the "Hey Nonny Nonny" into a rollicking hoe-down. Music, so much a part of Shakespeare, is often forgotten or sidelined in modern productions, but here the music is as much a part of the action as the words. (Incidentally, it was composed by Steve Martin. The Steve Martin.)
This is free public theater, so everyone should go see it. It's a New York tradition: getting up early and camping out in line, having a picnic with friends, waiting until 1pm when the tickets are given out. We got there at 7am and there wasn't much of a line at all, though it probably will be harder now that the New York Times has given a gushing review to the production.