“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, starring Heather Denardo, Matthew Donnelly and Michael Kane at the black box theater at ARTworks. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, this production is expertly stage-managed by Keith Cannady, produced by Palmetto Theater Xperiment and directed by J.W. Rone.
The play was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at
Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork 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.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays, and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” raved “The Today Show.”
The play will be in the black box theater at ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center on September 13-15 at 7:30 p.m.; September 16 at 3 p.m.; September 20-22 at 7:30 p.m.; September 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $17 per person, $12 for students (13+), $7 for children (12 and under) and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Thursdays are Pay What You Can ($5 minimum.) For more information, call 843-379-2787 or visit www.artworksinbeaufort.org. ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street.