The Sauk Theatre will be showing a Shake­speare per­for­mance for a single evening. | Courtesy Facebook

The Sauk Theater in Jonesville is hosting The Pigeon Creek Shake­speare Company’s per­for­mance of “As You Like It” this Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets can be pur­chased at the door for $10.

The Pigeon Creek Shake­speare Company is Michi­gan’s only pro­fes­sional, year-round, touring Shake­speare company. Its mission is to bring Shake­speare stories to life all across Michigan in tra­di­tional Eliz­a­bethan style.

“As You Like It” is a comedy that nar­rates the escapades of cross-dressing Ros­alind and her sweet cousin Celia as they face ban­ishment from their home, dis­cover true love, and are reunited with lost family members.  

Pro­fessor of Theatre and Dance James Brandon will attend the show with some of his theatre stu­dents.

“There is the patina of culture that comes from knowing Shake­speare,” Brandon said. “Shake­speare told stories to mul­tiple audi­ences, he was a crowd pleaser, and his plays worked. This is a good fun play too. It’s one of those comedies that you should know.”

Sophomore Jolene Estruth plans to see the “As You Like It” tomorrow.

“I think Shake­speare is a great author but his uniqueness comes from the fact that his works are gen­uinely timeless,” Estruth said. “I am excited to see what this pro­duction will do, how they will cast the show, whether it will be in a con­tem­porary setting or an old-fash­ioned time. And per­sonally, I love ‘As You Like It,’ It is always fun to see those char­acters come alive.”