"I want to be able to just do things that I love" Says Star Trek: The Next Generation's Michael Dorn
...and that's exactly what he's doing. Michael is playing Duke Frederick and Duke Senior in The Shakespeare Center's production of As You Like It in the Japanese Garden of the Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Healthcare Center through July 29. The cool part about the production is that it's in support of the local VA and involves many vets in the production. Active duty military and Veterans will also receive free admission to the play through its entire run.
"It's a very good play," Dorn said. "Shakespeare is pretty brilliant. This play was written in the 16th century, but the things that we say (on stage), interestingly enough, are the things that are still happening today. I think that people will clue into Shakespeare."
As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and eventually love in the Forest of Arden. This production, directed by Kenn Sabberton, is set in modern day Los Angeles where Shakespeare’s court is likened to the corridors of governmental and corporate power and financial influence.
As for his future projects; "I want to be able to just do things that I love," Dorn said. "After 11 years on a TV show and six movies, I just want to do the things that I'm excited about."
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