The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

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Directed by Cristy Chory & Kate McShane

May 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 2019

Variety Club Recreation Hall

Have a couple of hours to spare? Then why not take in the entirety of Shakespeare’s oeuvre in a single evening. This irreverent romp through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies leaves audiences breathless with laughter. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] employs a madcap pace and contemporary tropes to delight audiences and demystify some of the most fundamental pieces of English theater.

The hilarity begins with a cynically narrated version Romeo and Juliet, then veers farther off the rails as the actors present Titus Andronicus as a cooking show. Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra get very short shrift and the players liven things up by presenting the historical plays as a football game. The players tackle the Sonnets in Act II followed by a famously brief production of Hamlet.

Cast

Role
Full Name
Cast Member
Lucy Fletcher
Cast Member
Ben Hallman
Cast Member
David Scott Howell
Cast Member
Norma J. Kider
Cast Member
Matt Lake
Cast Member
Carlene Lawson
Cast Member
Emma Majewski
Cast Member
Mike Rizzo
Cast Member
Hannah Smith

Production Team

Role
Full Name
Producer
Barb Cross
Director
Cristy Chory
Director
Kate McShane
Set Designer
Steve Montgomery
Set Construction
Steve Montgomery
Tech Director
Evan McElhiney
Light Design
Emily Cross
Light Operator
Bill McShane
Sound Design
Mike Addice
Sound Operator
Andrew Hargreaves
Tech Apprentice
Cassandra Dryburgh
Props
Brenda Capwell
Props
Hannah Mathur
Costumer
Elisabeth Majewski
Program Designer
Lauren Franz
Board Liaison
Sue Carney

Photos

by John Gray