The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
April 6th-8th at 8pm
How on earth can a few people do the impossible: act through Shakespeare’s entire canon-37 plays- in 97 minutes? By summarizing the canon through football plays, rap songs, and outrageously condensed, comedy mash-up titles (like Four Weddings and a Transvestite), of course! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) hilariously summarizes all of Shakespeare’s plays, using reenactments and audience participation. It is famous for holding the (self-proclaimed) record for the shortest production of Hamlet at 43 seconds. An extremely popular play that ran in London for nine years and has enjoyed countless productions in various languages playing throughout the world, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) entertains and teaches audiences facts about Shakespeare while ensuring them a rollicking good time. While the show itself is partially made up of skits and scenes, there is a linear plot line overarching it all and a goal the characters are trying to obtain. Through the use of smart comedy, this show entertains an audience and allows them to spend time getting to know each character.
Collin Van Son
Directed by Julie Whelan
Assistant Directed by Noelle Marchetti and Erin McAndress
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield