November 18, 19, 20
Thursday at 7pm
Friday at 7pm
Saturday at 1pm and 7pm
Our troupe of actors perform the Bard’s entire canon of 37 plays (and 154 sonnets!) in two lightning-paced hours of comedic fun. The play condenses all of Shakespeare’s works into short scenes of various styles – "Titus Andronicus" is a cooking show, "Othello" is performed as a rap – presented in two acts.
The show had its premiere at the Criterion Theater in London in 1992 and ran for nine years. It premiered off-Broadway in 1991 and was revived in 1995 and 2001.
In an unusual twist, each performance of "Complete Works" will feature a slightly different cast. Each of the roles has been filled with two performers and a different cast will appear at each of the four performances. Improvisation is an important element of the show and each performance promises to be a new experience for audience members.
In describing the show, "The Today Show" review stated, "If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!"
Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards
Outstanding Production of a Comedy (Evening)
Outstanding Leading Actor in a Comedy: Brandon Essig as The Women
Outstanding Overall Production of a HS Play (Matinee)
Outstanding Overall Production of a HS Play (Evening)
Outstanding Production of a Comedy (Matinee)
Outstanding Production of a Classic (Matinee)
Outstanding Production of a Classic (Evening)
Outstanding Direction: Tom and Merielle Lupfer
Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble (Matinee)
Outstanding Acheivement by an Acting Ensemble (Evening)
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design
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