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CTX Theatre Presents The Complete Works

of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] through Sunday

Concordia University Texas Theatre department will perform The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] will highlight 37 plays in 97 minutes.

This hilariously ridiculous, fast-paced jaunt through the Bard’s works was first produced for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1987, and has delighted Shakespeare lovers and haters alike for over twenty-five years, becoming the second-longest running comedy in London. 

The New York Times calls it, “Pithier than Python.  Irresistible.”

The Today Show said “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”

Originally written by and for three actors, the CTX production maintains the three-character narration while also adding a diverse ensemble of comic actors, each of whom plays several roles.

The student cast features Bethany Heimann, Caleb Heine, Terry Hillis, Cassandra Hood, Kelly Nichols, Susan Pacey, KyLene Pederson, Rebecca Sunil, and Maggie Thompson. The production team also includes stage manager Elizabeth Oerther, master electrician/board op, Emily Parsons, and sound board op, Justin Petty.  Visiting director, Dr. Kelly Carolyn Gordon, is staging the production.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] will be performed in The Black Box on the Concordia University campus at 7:30 pm, February 28-March 2, with a 2:00 pm matinee on March 3rd. Tickets will go on sale in mid-February. Single play tickets are $7.00 in advance, and $10.00 at the door, for general admission.  Cash or check only.  All CTX students, faculty, and staff can purchase tickets for $5. To reserve tickets, please call 512-313-PLAY. Parental discretion advised.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by BPPI: BroadwayPlayPubl.com

For more information, contact Guest Director Dr. Kelly Carolyn Gordon at Kelly.gordon@concordia.edu

Visit the fine arts web page for an upcoming event schedule.

Posted by jill.cloud@concordia.edu • Feb. 04, 2013

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