Ben Greet’s Outdoor As You Like It, 1903/1904

To Give “As You Like It” on the Lawn and Merchant of Venice” Indoors.

The fine weather has greatly encouraged the students at Mills College and the open-air performance of “As You Like It” on Saturday afternoon by the Ben Greet players for the benefit of the endowment fund promises to be one of the great events of the season. The charming comedy will be given on a stage built “under the greenwood tree” and the college lawn will be the auditorium. The costuming and music will receive the most careful attention and the cast is a very strong one.

Ben Greet is deemed one of the greatest of Touchstones, and all who saw Constance Crawley in “Everyman” are awaiting her Rosalind with interest. In the evening at half-past 8 ‘”The Merchant of Venice” will be given in the handsome music hall (Lisser Hall). Between the performances a supper will be served by the young ladies. The 1 and 7 o’clock broad gauge to Twenty-third avenue connect with electric line direct to the college. This will be the only open air performance by the Greet Company In California; although in England Greet is famous for his productions in this line.
From: San Francisco Call, Volume 96, Number 143, 21 October 1904