The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
|September 12 - October 7, 2012|
The History Channel meets The Three Stooges
Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in a wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter. Through an irreverent, fast-paced romp, these pranksters introduce you to Shakespeare via a cooking show, a football game, and even a rap song! Prior knowledge of the Bard? Unnecessary!
"It's a dizzy, affectionate mocking of the world's best-known playwright, peppered to great effect with pop-culture references and local jokes…But for Shakespeare fans and foes alike, the Shakes' congenial production is a nifty little treat." - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
"Perhaps the most appealing aspect of The Complete Works … is the way it blends a deep affection for the Bard's writings with total irreverence and disrespect for the author's original intentions...this manic and near-maniacal production has enough laughs for longtime lovers of the Bard, as well as those who have never understood what the veneration of some old 16th-century scribe was all about." - Al Krulick, Orlando Weekly
"I just saw the funniest show in my entire life. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)". Get tickets while you still can." - Jonathan D.
"Fantastically funny show! Really enjoyed it! Gotta go see it!" - Patti B.
"Marvelous opening night performance of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" last night. We've seen the Reduced Shakespeare Company do it, and Orlando Shakes' adaption definitely lives up to that standard! Truly wonderful casting, direction, and design." - Zachary K.
"...fantastic entertainment and a great start to the new Shakes season. Non stop giggles broken up only by occasional roaring laughter makes for a fun evening. Philip, Chris and Brad are phenomenal talents supported well by all the Bobs. Tonight's show is worthy of a revisit as the evening flew by... I'm sure I missed plenty. Thanks for a great evening..." - Glenn W.
Opening Night Pre-Show Chat
Join us in the Patrons' Room on Friday, September 14 from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. for a fun and informational Pre-Show Chat with the director and members of the design team.
Opening Night Party
Immediately following the premiere, join us for a party in the lobby at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. The party is FREE to all ticket holders and includes hors d'oeuvres provided by Two Chicks and a Pot. We'll also have happy hour specials at our cash bar. No RSVP necessary.
Director..... Jim Helsinger
We offer student matinees. Call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 to learn more.