ROCKLAND — Theater at Monmouth repertory company presents an abridged version of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. As part of the Strand Family Series, tickets are available on a Pay-What-You-Can scale, $0-$20. The performance is recommended for ages 11 and older.

Theater at Monmouth is a year-round repertory company of professional theater artists from across Maine and the United States. Its mission is to present innovative approaches to Shakespeare and other classic plays through professional productions that enrich the lives of people throughout the state of Maine.

All the world’s a stage in “As You Like It,” Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy, where poetry, mistaken identities, and true loves lost and found abound. The story is set in Arden. Rosalind, oppressed and exiled from court under threat of death, escapes with her cousin, cross-dressed and gartered, into the wild and unpredictable Forest of Arden. Disguised as a boy, she creates a world of her choosing, reveling in her newfound agency and self-discovery. But chance encounters with the love-struck Orlando complicate her new adventure.

Founded in 1970, the Monmouth Theater was named The Shakespearean Theater of Maine by the Maine State Legislature in 1975. In its 50 seasons, TAM has presented more than 350 productions in its three-month Summer Repertory Season, including 28 world premieres, entertaining audiences from 36 states and through Education Tours in the fall and spring annually reaching more than 15,000 students. Since 2005, Shakespeare in Maine Communities has taken the Bard on the road through 60- to 90-minute versions of Shakespeare with five to eight actors.

Sponsorship support for the Strand Famly Series has been provided by Owls Head Transportation Museum and Rockland Harbor Hotel. Grant support for the series includes the Maine Arts Commission, Knox County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, and Western Arts Alliance — Advancing Indigenous Performance Program.

Running time is 60 to 90 minutes. More information and tickets can be found at or at (207) 594-0070.