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

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

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
directed by Aaron Vega

May 31 – June 17, 2018

Get ready for a show like no other. It’s an irreverent, roller-coaster ride with the Bard that will leave you breathless with laughter as three incredibly talented actors take on all 37 of his plays in just 97 minutes…with a good amount of creative editing. Part improv-run-amok, part audience participation, all delightfully absurd, this merry mashup for the whole family leaves no funny bone untickled and features a comic troupe lead by one of Ohio’s finest Shakespearian actors, Human Race Resident Artist Bruce Cromer.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”
–The Today Show

On sale now to subscribers only. Single tickets on sale January 29, 2018.

Performance Schedule

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  • Sun Jun 17
  • MonJun 18
  • MonJun 19
  • MonJun 20
  • MonJun 21
  • MonJun 22
  • MonJun 23

Special Performance Legend

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Audio Described / Sign Interpreted performance (available with two weeks notice)

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Inside Track pre-show discussion, begins in the Loft lobby at 7:15 pm

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Lite Fare food and drink available for sale in the Loft lobby starting at 5:30 pm

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Opening Night with post-show cast party in the Loft lobby

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Thursday night Preview Performance

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Sawbuck Sunday, all available seats just $10 at the door starting 2 hours prior to performance

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Talk Back: “While We’re on the Subject” post-show discussion (following the matinee performance)

Creative Team

Adam Long • Playwright

Adam Long • Playwright

Adam Long began his professional life as an accountant for an anti-nuclear political action committee by day and bassist for an acoustic punk band by night. Then he put on a skirt and wig and became a founding member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Adam toured with the RSC, spent five years following The Grateful Dead, performed stand-up comedy in Canada, became a Buddhist, and finally settled in England where he lives in London with wife Alex, son Joe, daughter Tilly, friend John, four guinea pigs, a fish, two tortoises, a cat, and a small grey rabbit called Willard.

Daniel Singer • Playwright

Daniel Singer • Playwright

Daniel Singer has been a theatrical impresario from the moment he looked up the word “impresario” in the dictionary, founding his first company, General Amazement Theater in Santa Rosa, California, when he was just 18. Upon his return from studying “proper dramatic technique” in London, he became a director at the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where he founded the subversive Reduced Shakespeare Company, whose three-man farce The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) enjoyed a record-breaking run in London’s West End and has since become one of the world’s most popular comedy shows. In 1989, Daniel hung up his doublet-and-hose to design theme park attractions at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he also co-founded the Flower Street Players, an in-house theater company for Disney employees. Since 2000, Daniel has been a freelance designer, writer and event producer in Los Angeles. His new hit comedy A Perfect Likeness chronicles Lewis Carroll’s (fictitious) attempt to get his literary hero Charles Dickens to pose for a photograph in 1866 Oxford. Coming soon to a theater near you!

Jess Winfield • Playwright

Jess Winfield • Playwright

Jess Winfield is an original member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, co-author of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and performed with the troupe from its founding in 1981 until 1992, when he realized he’d played the title role of Hamlet more times than John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier combined and suddenly felt very old. He left the troupe to write and produce animated television for the Walt Disney Company, which made him feel young again — until he’d been there for ten years, at which point he felt old again. He left Disney to write My Name Is Will — A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare (Twelve Books). Depicting excessive drug use and promiscuous sex by both a would-be young Shakespeare scholar in the 1980s and the 18-year old Immortal Bard himself in the 1580s made Jess feel young again; but then he and Daniel Singer revised The Complete Works in honor of its 20th anniversary and directed it in the West End, which made him feel old again. He now lives in Hollywood with his wife (and original RSC costume goddess) Sa, and is working on his second novel… which makes him feel like he’s in his forties. www.jesswinfield.com.

Aaron Vega • Director

Aaron Vega • Director

Bio to come.

Cast

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
+Resident Artist of The Human Race Theatre Company.