From one theater to another: Recommended! Really fun show deftly directed by Rochester’s own Virginia Monte!
— The Kingfisher Theater
 

July 2015 - Rochester, NY

All 37 of Shakespeare's plays, performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

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 Fringe Festival in 1987.

It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's second-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 dozens of languages.

Direction & Design: Virginia Monte

Stage Manager: Kate Duprey

Cast: Nicole Skelly, Chet Brassier, Ian Von Fange

Fight Choreography: Nicole Skelly

Photography: Annette Dragon

 Nicole Skelly

Nicole Skelly

 Chet Brassie

Chet Brassie

  Ian Von Fange

Ian Von Fange

Gut-busting moments of hilarity and almost pathos - before it turns into raucous brilliance...Even if you were bored by Shakespeare in high school, you will not be bored by this show. I repeat, you will NOT be bored by this show.
— Justin Reilly (playwright)