Arden Now

A collaborative adaptation of As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Directed by Melissa Schick

This collaborative adaptation sets Shakespeare's As You Like It in a world where ideals of beauty and desirability are more celebratory of people's unique individuality and where mainstream society does not attempt to impose a restrictive binary concept of gender to categorize people. We strive to tell this classic story in ways that are fully inclusive, body-positive, and sex-positive. We have cut the original text down, made some creative edits, and have added music, movement, and poetry that express love and exuberance through a variety of times, cultures, and genres. Because if all the world's a stage, everyone should be represented.

Performances

Greenbelt Arts Center

Friday August 25th - 8pm
Saturday August 26th - 8pm
Sunday August 27th (matinee) - 2pm
Friday September 1st - 8pm
Saturday September 2nd - 8pm