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Close up of Cliff Cardinal with a ruffled Shakespear-style collar, surrounded by a group of people's hands

A Crow's Theatre Production. By Cliff Cardinal. 

With this subversive updating of the Bard’s classic, cultural provocateur Cliff Cardinal aims to surprise and provoke. The title of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It holds a double meaning that teasingly suggests this is a play to please all tastes. Is it possible? The show exults in dark humour, difficult subject matter, and raw emotion. Cast will be announced at each performance.

Bear these words in mind: 

Sweet are the uses of adversity, 
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, 
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head 

– AS YOU LIKE IT, William Shakespeare

Cliff Cardinal is a polarizing writer and performer known for his black humour and compassionate poeticism. His “As You Like it, A Radical Retelling” has been performed across Canada, was shortlisted for the Ontario Trillium Book Award, and was the recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama.

“Unlike any other production of the play, past or future.” —NOW Magazine 

“As subversive as it is amusing” —Stir Vancouver

This production contains strong language and examines mature themes, including: war and its associated violence, colonization, sexual violence, gun violence, mass murder, and suicide. Recommended for ages 14+.

Regular $34
Member $31
Young Audience $17
Supported $17

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