"Rarely Pure Theatre is a budding company with a lot of great potential" 

“By greeting the text out of season, with a strong sense of musicality, a fresh focus on character, and a leading lady worth following into the coldest of French forests, Rarely Pure has raised the always-high As You Like It bar and cleared it with room to spare.”

– Kelly Bedard, MyEntertainmentWorld.com

My Entertainment World Nominations:

  Best Production
  Best Ensemble
  Best Actor
  Best Director


“Rarely Pure Theatre is a budding company with a lot of great potential. With such a charismatic team I am sincerely looking forward to what they are bringing to the Toronto Fringe Festival this summer.”

Emma Letki, Mooney on Theatre

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Rosanna Saracino

From a rigid court to a whimsical forest, William Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a story of spontaneous love and friendships strengthened by adventure. An imaginative new take, fraught with gender confusion and sexual tension, Rarely Pure “winterized” this classic for an ideal kick-start to the New Year, sharing human struggle and triumph in a frosty, mystical wonderland.


Rosalind: Christina Bryson 
Touchstone: Benjamin Blais 
Orlando: Spencer Robson 
Celia: Katie Ribout 
Jaques: Michael Hogan
Duke Senior/Fredrick: Scott Garland
Phoebe/Amiens: Gaby Grice
Sylvius/Charles/Forester: David DiFrancesco
Adam/Corin/Martext: Brandon Knox
Audrey/Le Beau: Teresa Labriola
Oliver: Nate Bitton
William/Forester: Eric Bleyendaal

Original music by Eric Bleyendaal

Lighting design/Technical Director: Chris Malkowski