This week’s campus celebrity is no stranger to the URI stage. Meet Alexandra Walsh! Walsh is a senior theatre and public relations double-major from North Salem, New York. You may recognize her from previous URI Theatre productions, such as Chicago, Be Aggressive, and Singing in the Rain.
Walsh is preparing for her final performance at URI where she will play Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The famous comedy, traditionally set in the Elizabethan era, will take place in the 1960s.
“My favorite way to describe this production of As You Like It is that it is groovy. It is super fun, artsy, and will make you think,” said Walsh.
Walsh’s character, Rosalind, is the heroine of this beloved play. To escape the obstacles in her life, Rosalind disguises herself as a man and flees to the forest with her friends.
“Rosalind is an intelligent, strong, romantic character. She takes action with not a lot of time to stop, think, and make a plan. Even though she is strong she is vulnerable. She doesn’t show her true self to the others in the forest because there is more freedom in being a man. Also, what would people say after the disguise was taken off? She needs to make sure the love is true before she shows herself,” said Walsh.
Dying to see how Rosalind’s story unfolds? Don’t miss Walsh’s legendary performance!
As You Like It will be presented in the J Studio in URI’s Fine Arts Center on April 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:30pm and April 19 & 26 at 3:00pm. Click here for more information.