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Pittsburgh Public Theater’s “As You Like It” Is Backed By Ragtime

photo Michael Henninger

The Pittsburgh Public Theater, no stranger to playing around with iconic works, has grafted a ragtime score onto its new staging of As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s more obviously musical plays. This staging recasts the play at the turn of the 20th century, so it’s not like they’ve just grafted a ragtime soundtrack onto an Elizabethan structure. Be at ease. Show’s up through February 19. (FULL ARTICLE: Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)