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As You Like It (Match: Lit)

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing

About the show

Indie Shakespeare company Match: Lit presents one of William Shakespeare's best-loved comedies. More…

From the show:

This winter, experience one of Shakespeare's best-loved high comedies in our signature style: an intimate ensemble of eleven actors, now with live music to enhance Shakespeare’s written word. As You Like It takes us deep into Rosalind's journey as she explores the stark contrast between the rigid, sterile world of the Court and the free, discoverable nature of the Forest of Arden.

Member Reviews (21)


Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing
Avg Score

Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want you Shakespeare done in the spirit of the 16th societal challenges Shakespeare's writing embraces.

Don't see it if you need a 19th/20th century version suitable to be viewed by Queen Victoria

Also Way too much quality here to single anyone out. I saw 3 shows on 2/23 ... Read more Read less

Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Clever

See it if You love Shakespeare's comedies, particularly when performed by a troupe of talented young people.

Don't see it if You don't like gender bending of old plays.

Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever

See it if you appreciate the sarcastic humor in Shakespeare's comedies

Don't see it if you don't like actors playing multiple/cross-gender roles or minimal sets/lighting.

Decent but not great, Gender-bent stacked on original gender bending, Lovely violin, viola, guitar & voice music

See it if You’d like this gender-bent play more confusing & gender-bent than original & love Shakespeare in any shape or form. Female Orlando.

Don't see it if you can’t climb 4 flights or sit through nearly 3 hours of Shakespeare.

Also I’m not sure why Match Lit felt the need to change things up so much. ... Read more Read less

Too long, Entertaining, Confusing, Great band, Overrated

See it if Gender bending lead; low budget production at a studio space; talented young actors know bard’s words well; musicians light up gloomy space

Don't see it if Odor (due to no budget for costume laundry & small space I guess); 4 floor stairs to climb; bare set and tiring seats; long queue for WC


See it if into a lovely interpretation of THAT crowd favorite

Don't see it if well - it is still Shakespeare... theater requires a 4-floor climb.

Also This production starts with a gender switch (seems obligatory nowadays... Read more Read less

Slow, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You're a Shakespeare fan who is comfortable listening to that manner of speaking; ambitious acting; intimate venue.

Don't see it if You don't understand the Shakespearean way of speaking (which I didn't); gave up midway through and left. Uncomfortable bridge chairs.

Also Thought I'd step out of my comfort zone and give it a try but it didn'... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love a new spin on one of Shakespeare’s light plays. They are creative with staging and set design.

Don't see it if You’re looking for heavy costuming and staging for a classic play.

Clever, Relevant, Delightful, Exquisite, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy being surprised by Shakespeare. This production interprets Shakespeare's text in a way you've never heard before.

Don't see it if you want a traditional As You Like It.

Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It was great seeing Shakespeare spoken naturally by very talented actors clearly passionate about their material.

Don't see it if 4th floor walk up and very long. A little too long in my opinion, at over 2.5 hours. Shoulda been shaved a little.

Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You enjoy honest, heartfelt mountings of Shakespeare’s works with some lovely deviant casting and storytelling decisions.

Don't see it if You’re married to traditional casting choices for the show, or you don’t enjoy long pieces of theatre.

Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if new interpretations of Shakespeare, presented by talented and enthusiastic actors/singers/musicians, appeal to you.

Don't see it if getting to a fourth floor walkup is difficult, you don't like long plays, or are not open to LGBTQ themes.

Refreshing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You appreciate fun and low-key Shakespeare productions, good but spare.

Don't see it if You only like fully staged productions of Shakespeare with full costumes and sets, or expect traditionally trained Shakespearean actors.

Also This show has an enthusiastic cast of young actors covering multiple r... Read more Read less

Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like non-traditional annotation of a Shakespeare comedy

Don't see it if you prefer a bigger play or musical

Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are into live original music and experimental theater by young actors

Don't see it if You don't like happy music and acting

Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like the master Bill Shakespeare

Don't see it if You can’t get that old English meaning. It is sometimes hard to follow.

Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if A witty, gender-aware, well-acted charming production that conveys the contrast between the court and the Forest of Arden. Great fun!

Don't see it if Up four long flights of stairs; building seemed to be unheated. Might be uncomfortable for some.

Delightful, Romantic, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you'd like a sweet and romantic escape from the current state of our world. A multi talented ensemble takes you with them on the journey!

Don't see it if You're not up for some untraditional gender bending of roles that will open your mind and heart to love in all ways.

Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You are excited about the exploration of queer love in Shakespeare, appreciate diverse casting, want to be brought to laughter and tears.

Don't see it if You want a boring, all-white production that does nothing new or exciting

Also Me, sobbing incoherently throughout the show: It's about found family!... Read more Read less

Funny, Resonant, Quirky, Romantic, Clever

See it if bare bones Shakespeare -- a good thing; intriguing take on gender fluidity; well-spoken verse; ensemble seems to enjoy their work

Don't see it if Access Theater is a 4th floor walk-up -- long flights of stairs; if you choose to attend, call in advance to use elevator

Resonant, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy any brilliant and innovative narratives, you find yourself absorbed by gorgeous ranges of acting, & you love being engaged.

Don't see it if You have poor taste, you are married to traditional interpretations, or you lack a sense of humor.

Also Every single member of that production, cast and crew, contributed to ... Read more Read less

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