Don’t miss the opening weekend of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], a madcap comedy written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, and directed by Nick Christenson at
All performances this coming weekend, May 16 – 18, are pay-what-you can. Friday and Saturday night performances begin at 8 PM and the Sunday matinee begins at 4 PM.
Come and see all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays reduced to 97 hilarious minutes.
So how do they do it so fast? After spending a whole 12 minutes on a version of Romeo and Juliet that you didn’t read in high school, they pick up the pace by rendering Titus Andronicus as a cooking show, Othello in rap lyrics, and polishing off all of the comedies (because they’re all essentially the same plot anyway) in 16 minutes. And all those plays about the English kings? Done as a football game with the crown being tossed from one player to the next. Finally, they dispatch Hamlet, giving new meaning to the protagonist’s famous utterance, “What a piece of work is man”.