Haven’t been able to catch all of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare performances at AT&T Performing Arts Center? Now you can catch up with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised).
Three brave actors blaze a trail through all 37 of the Bard’s works in a 90-minute performance that will leave you falling out of your seat with laughter. Notable for holding the (self-proclaimed) world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet (clocking in at 43 seconds), watching this play is perhaps similar to flipping channels on a Saturday night - one minute it’s a melodrama, the next a history program followed by a cooking show, and finally, nothing like a good game of football to complete the evening. Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without in-your-face improvisation and audience interaction.
Full of bawdy slapstick humor as well as deep critical insights, this work illustrates with neon colors that Shakespeare’s writings are contemporary and relevant even in the 21st century. This performance will delight everyone—from those audience members who barely know who Shakespeare is and which state he is from (Utah, of course) to those who have committed to memory every line the Bard ever wrote.
Due to the fast-paced, side-splitting nature of this performance it is not recommended for patrons with heart conditions, bladder control problems or Ph.D.s in English history.
All Tuesday and Wednesday performances are pay-what-you-can.