The title of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It holds a double meaning that teasingly suggests the play can please all tastes. But is that possible? With his subversive updating of the Bard’s classic, cultural provocateur Cliff Cardinal seeks to find out. The show exults in bawdy humour, difficult subject matter, and raw emotion; Cardinal is not one to hold back when it comes to challenging delicate sensibilities. A passage from the original play is worth quoting here:
Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head
- William Shakespeare
Bear those words in mind as you prepare for the surprises in store…
“Unlike any other production of the play, past or future.”
“It is anarchic and tender and seething and raw.”
September 22 and 23 at 7:30pm
Showplace Performance Centre, Peterborough
Length of show: 90 minutes
Ticket Price: $25
Underemployed, student and artists PWYC suggested amount $15
Tickets available for advanced purchase online and in-person starting Monday Aug 29 at the Showplace Box Office.
This play deals with difficult subject matter that may be triggering. Indigenous and Settler-identifying counsellors will be available at each performance. Please proceed to the side of the stage following the performance if you would like to access their services.
Co-Presented by the O'Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective and Showplace Performance Centre
This programming is part of the 3rd annual Mnoominkewin Gathering
Generously sponsored by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.
Gratefully supported by 4th Line Theatre and Public Energy
Produced By Crow's Theatre (Toronto)