2021 Season: June through August
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Directed by Michael Stebbins
The critics speak:
“Shakespeare as written by Reader’s Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the minute waltz. So forsooth! Get thee to the RSC’s delightfully fractured Complete Works.”~ Los Angeles Herald
“Stupendous, anchorless joy!” ~ The Times (London)
The story behind and the synopsis of The Complete Works of William Shakepseare (abridged) [revised]:
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), two of its original writers (and performers), Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for twenty-first-century audiences.
The (original) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was born when three inspired comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance Faires, premiered it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. It is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages.
In Door Shakespeare’s production, three overachievers (Jarrod Langwinski, Ryan Schabach, and Ryan Zierk) attempt to perform all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. It is fast-paced, witty, and physical. It’s an evening (or afternoon) of laughter for Shakespeare lovers (and haters) alike.
The revised script, which Door Shakespeare audiences will be treated to, premiered in London in 2007, where is was hailed as “tirelessly funny” and “wildly imaginative, thoroughly affectionate … and, above all, infectious fun.”
Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield are the original members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Adam lives in London with his wife, Alex; kids, Joe and Tilly; and various animals. Daniel is a semi-retired theme park designer and full-time bohemian in Southern California. Jess lives and works in Hollywood and recently authored the critically acclaimed novel My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare.Get Tickets Donate