Festival TransAmériques presents

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal

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.

Named by The Globe and Mail as a Canadian Cultural Icon in 2022, Cliff Cardinal is a polarizing writer and performer known for black humour and compassionate poeticism. His solo theatre productions STITCH, HUFF, and CLIFF CARDINAL’S CBC SPECIAL have won numerous awards. He is an associate artist at Video Cabaret where he develops his new work. Cardinal studied playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada and fronts the hilarious and nefarious Cliff Cardinal and The Skylarks.

In English with French surtitles

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