The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) 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 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.


Bob Deyo

Duncan Doherty

David Quinn


Production Staff

Director – Amanda Ellis

Stage Manager – Jackie Blindauer

Set Design/ Master Painter – Mary Burkey

Set Construction/ Paint Crew: Mary Burkey,  Phillip Zimmermann, Kaitlyn Newberry

Costume Design – Bev Dulmes

Crew: Beth Wynveen, Janelle Bowe, Chery Feld, Bev Dulmes, Ben Gartmann

Light Design – Pat Smith

Crew: Pat Smith, Diane Ellis, Lisa Masbruch

Sound Design – Thomas Pibal

Hair/Make-Up Designer – Clark Kirst

Hair/Make-up Assistant – Cathy Perronne

Property Design/ Run Crew Cheif – Nan Gibson

Crew: Nan Gibson, Melissa O’Connell, Audrey Waitkus, Lisa Masbruch, Tina Thurs

Program Design/Layout – Kirt Graves, Annabelle Ulalulae

Company Photographer: Michael Huibregtse