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Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield
Directed by Matt Monte

May 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30pm

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences.

Incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world, the cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

Production Staff

Director

Matt Monte

Livestream Editor

Rod Oden

Reviews

“A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve.” —Daily Variety

“Stupendous, anchorless joy!” —The London Times

“Shamelessly heretical!” —Time Out (London)

“Shakespeare as it was back in the Bard’s day: bawdy, irreverent, sublimely entertaining.” —The Miami Herald

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” —The Today Show

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

“The funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime.” —The Montreal Gazette

“Gloriously, relaxingly funny.” —The Financial Times