Delightful Funny and fresh Great ensemble Great direction
See it if You're up for another refreshing take on Shakespeare by the always fun, inventive & energetic Hamlet Isn't Dead Company. This all-female version all sweetness & edge. Don’t see it if You don't like your Shakespeare cut, stripped down, joyously knockabout or simply fun and engaging. An As You Like It for our here and now.
Hamlet Isn’t Dead is a young, energetic and consistently inventive company committed to producing the entire Shakespearean canon — and in order. It’s also a company that always finds and presents a disarming amount of fun, joy and silliness along the way, all of which reminds us each time how fresh the originals must have been in their time. Little bits of modernity are usually tossed in, which only serves to remind us how timeless and yes, modern these plays still are after more than 400 years. The language just sings, and it’s always something of a revelation.
As is their current all-female As You Like It, which literally sings with a great spirit and a terrific sense of fun, freedom, liberation and great camaraderie. Done in the round, the evenly matched ensemble constantly engages and includes the audience. The uncredited costumes were casually wonderful — no small feat — and the direction sharp and clever as usual. Only disappointment is the brief run; but maybe next time...