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Arden/Everywhere

From 22 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (22)

MEMBERS SAY:

Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great set, Indulgent, Slow

See it if want typical average shakespeare.

Don't see it if think it's going to blow your mind, want people who can really handle the text,

52
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if you like Shakespeare

Don't see it if do not understand Shakespearean dialogue


October 16th, 2017
"'Arden/Everywhere' has all the verve of a deflated soccer ball...'As You Like It' isn’t a great fit for the tale that Bauman wants to tell. The substance of the plot doesn’t seem to interest her...And the comedy is a non-starter. What does interest her is the refugee setting, but aside from some...
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October 16th, 2017
“Despite having some of Shakespeare's best-known lines (‘All the world's a stage…’) and one of his most-beloved heroines, ‘As You Like It’ doesn't live up to the promise of its title for everyone. The problem is that it's essentially an Elizabethan rom-com, which concludes with not one, not two, ...
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October 18th, 2017
"While this lens of exile adds a genuinely moving layer of consequence to the play and a poignancy to the interactions among the characters, there are times when the theme meshes uneasily with the fundamentally lightweight nature of the underlying story...There’s only so much that Bauman and the ...
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October 16th, 2017
"Featuring a diverse cast including many immigrants to the US, director Jessica Bauman’s play is rich and gripping...This production reverberates with a relevant and engaging energy. The fantastic cast breathes vibrant life into the text, with a commitment to relentless pacing and allowing the st...
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