With affection for its source material, and razor sharp wit, playwrights and role originators Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield of the Reduced Shakespeare Company have fashioned a hilarious and energetic homage to one of the greats using modern pop culture as a sounding board. Be ye a know-nothing or a know-it-all, this show promises all amounts of theatrical hijinks and fast paced fun.
The stage is set in Festival’s street level Elbow Room and has limited seating, and will fill fast. Complete Works is directed by Rachel Kuhnle, who is making her debut here at Festival Theatre this season,”I've never laughed more during a rehearsal process. The script leaves a lot of room for playfulness and improv and the guys have really made the show unique to them and our audiences. Anyone who's a fan of improv or sketch shows will love this show. Fast paced, a lot of heart, some startling act two revelations--you may even accidentally learn something.". Complete Works is performed by three of Festival’s funniest actors; Andrew Bradford Benson, Festival’s Development Director, and returning guest artists Josiah Laubenstein and Jerry Kurek. "To cast a show like complete works you need actors who are incredibly focused, super-charged with energy and passionate about good theatre and off-the-wall comedy,” says Jaclyn Johnson, Artistic Director,” this trio executes all of those demands with grace and charm and a whole lot of sass.”
Theatre tickets are $26 adults/$13.50 students ages 5-25. Little Shop of Horrors will be playing in rep with this comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]; the drama, A Streetcar Named Desire; and the fun, Festival’s conservatory for young performers, Improv for YOUth.