This new exploration of 'As You Like It' reimagines Shakespeare’s beloved comedy as a story about refugees. More…
'Arden/Everywhere' unlocks 'As You Like It's' deepest heartbeat to tell a distinctly contemporary story – one that looks into a world of dislocation and exile to discover resilience, reconciliation, and love. Performed by a cast of professional actors alongside non-professionals from the refugee and immigrant community, 'Arden/Everywhere' aims to unleash theater’s unique ability to awaken empathy, locating our common humanity in the face of a seemingly incomprehensible global catastrophe.
See it if You want to see what a spectacularly talented off off Broadway company can do with a Shakesperian play to update it and thrill its audience
Don't see it if U don't enjoy Shakesperian comedies + can't sit through a 2 1/2 hour evening of theatre. You don't approve of new stagings of classic drama.
See it if you want to see Shakespeare well performed & spoken w/ refreshing clarity & naturalism! Original text free from literary preconceptions.
Don't see it if you don’t like modern dress Shakespeare; you want courtiers, buffoonery, and confirmation of your pet theories.
See it if You are interested in the idea of "As You Like It" being staged in a refugee camp. The smart, well-acted production becomes newly relevant.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare classically staged.
See it if Shakespeare as a refugee crisis interests you. Diversity, class conscious, higher stakes, this version adds insight and meaning!
Don't see it if you don't like awesome sets that work on multiple levels, physical acting, finding how Shakespeare is newly relevant, a poignant comedy
See it if you haven't seen As You Like It recently. Great performances.
Don't see it if you expect the refugee angle to give new relevance to the piece other than the contemporary setting and the background of the performers.
See it if modern day version of "As You Like It" without the dumbing down of the language! Wonderful production!
Don't see it if I hardly know how to answer this ... why not see a new, fresh version of "As You Like It".
See it if you enjoy the original play and want a new, relevant take on it.
Don't see it if you want to see Shakespeare's text onstage, without any reference to the current European migrant crisis.
See it if You want to see a new take on Shakespeare's great comedy. You like the idea of Shakespeare being used to illuminate today's issues
Don't see it if You can't handle an uneven ensemble. Some of the acting was fantastic, some less so.
See it if you enjoy seeing people stretch the idea of Shakespeare.
Don't see it if you are more of a Shakespeare purist or think that the language must take precedence over concept.
See it if Like seeing a modern take on Skspre and appreciate the play’s focus on refugees.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding the bard’s work. The story may be difficult if you don’t know AYLI. Also, some cast are non-actors.
See it if You want to see a different take on a Shakespearean play with the original dialogue. You want to have a few laughs.
Don't see it if You don't like non-traditional Shakespearean plays. You don't want to have a fun night out.
See it if You enjoy conceptualized Shakespeare or are interested in seeing theatre with a multicultural cast/viewpoint.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy modern Shakespeare adaptations or are expecting this show to magically fix the weaknesses of As You Like It.
See it if For a richly realized world populated with underrepresented voices giving Shakespeare's text a fresh new resonance and approachability.
Don't see it if You prefer a traditional production. And some of the acting is inconsistent (some characters really hammed it up while others didn't)