Crows Theatre presents a contentious subversion of audience expectation with As You Like It. While I love Shakespeare, this pastoral classic is not a favourite of mine. I was therefore not the least devastated by this “radical retelling” by Cliff Cardinal.
To honour the company’s request not to disclose the central conceit, I will indulge in abstractions. As a reviewer, I feel a sense of responsibility not just to readers, but to creators as well. This show—and the company’s request—has tested my allegiance to both. I consider it an exciting creative challenge. Continue Reading