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Reduced Shakespeare Co presents William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

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Reduced Shakespeare Co presents William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)
Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35/ $30/ $25
Discounts: Senior, Youth/Student, Military, 4+

In this strange-yet-familiar narrative, an ancient grudge pits Puck (from A Midsummer’s Night Dream) against Ariel (from The Tempest) and turns Shakespeare’s canon upside-down, creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and that master motivator Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and (of course) Dromio and Juliet. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, the production weaves together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s thirty-nine plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional fortieth, filled with witty wordplay and vaudevillian variety. Show sponsored by Carole & Jerry Ringer

“The lickety-split pacing [and] cheerfully impudent tone…it’s Shakespeare as you’ve never imagined!” – Washington Post

Improv Acting Workshop
Join the mad-capped actors from The Reduced Shakespeare Company for a free improv acting class at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA). This hour-long class is presented free of charge on Thursday, Jan 18 at 6 p.m. at the BCPA. The class is designed for actors age 15 to adult. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please call Nick at (309) 434-2768. Participants should wear clothing that allows for easy movement.




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