The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a hilarious comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. It parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance, with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation. The director and stage crew may also be directly involved in the performance and become characters themselves.
The script contains many humorous footnotes on the text that are often not included in the performance. However, improvisation plays an important role and it is normal for the actors to deviate from the script and have spontaneous conversations about the material with each other or the audience. It is also common for them to make references to pop culture or to talk about local people and places in the area where the play is being performed. As a result, performances differ, even with the same cast.
Enjoy this mad-cap, hilarious trip through theatre’s greatest playwright’s works! This one is sure to put a smile on your face!
**Please Note: With health guidelines continually changing, whether this production will be filmed on stage or performed live for an audiences is yet to be determined. Health and safety policies and procedures for summer camps will be sent out prior to camp starting. As public health and safety recommendations shift, we reserve the right to make any changes to camp policies and structure that are needed. **