CLIFF CARDINAL | WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S AS YOU LIKE IT, A RADICAL RETELLING
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June 1, 2023 to June 3, 2023
Let’s Be Friends
In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal, Shakespeare finds a worthy adversary. Cliff Cardinal proves himself highly skilled in the art of subterfuge and assumed identities, used time and again by the Bard, to blur the boundaries between true and false. Playing with the sacred trust that exists between audience and artist, Cardinal, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, invokes theatre’s most precious quality: its capacity to astonish.
Drawing on the powerful satirical energy and bold playfulness his work is known for, Cardinal takes over the Forest of Arden. Subversive and clandestine, Cardinal presents a plea for friendship and solidarity—and an invitation for each of us to consider reconciliation from within the very cells of our bodies.