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African-American Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRI Photo African-American Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021

Originally scheduled for the company's 2020 Season, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged is a sharp, agile and hilariously take on the works of the Bard, all of which find their way onto the stage at one moment or another. So, yes, 75 characters from 37 plays, performed by 3 actors in approximately 97 minutes.

San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Full Live-and-in-Perso Photo San Francisco's African-American Shakespeare Company Announces Full Live-and-in-Person 2021-22 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

The African-American Shakespeare company is elated to announce what Artistic Director L Peter Callender is a calling a season of “splendor and renewal” featuring 4 productions, live-and-in-person: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged); Cinderella; The Glass Menagerie; and Richard II. There will also be a special streaming-only edition of Twelfth Night. 

Stage Coach Theatre Announces 40th Season Including BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, DIRTY ROTTE Photo Stage Coach Theatre Announces 40th Season Including BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2020

During this time of COVID 19, we all need something to look forward to. With optimism that this crisis will be behind us, Stage Coach Theatre presents this amazing Season 40 lineup in the sincere hope that it provides a sense of joyful anticipation that we will once again be able to gather together to be entertained by great theater.

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Will Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDG Photo Jefferson Performing Arts Society Will Present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2020

Jefferson Performing Arts Society presents Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor's 'The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)' at Teatro Wego! in Westwego, LA. Authoring titles such as 'The Complete History of America (abridged)' and 'The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)', Martin and Tichenor deliver another fast-paced reduction of a huge topic, The Art of Comedy.

Patchogue Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) Photo Patchogue Theatre Presents THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2020

The not-for-profit Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents The Reduced Shakespeare Company's comedic production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

The 20 Best Shakespeare Monologues For Auditions Photo The 20 Best Shakespeare Monologues For Auditions
by Austin Tichenor - Dec 18, 2019

What are the best monologues to do from Shakespeare for an audition? We've got 10 monologues for men & women!

Hartford Stage Presents The Reduced Shakespeare Company In THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF CO Photo Hartford Stage Presents The Reduced Shakespeare Company In THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) In June
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 27, 2019

Who knew that cavemen told a?oerock rocka?? jokes or that Molière was a comedian? Audiences will discover these untold secrets and more when Hartford Stage presents The Reduced Shakespeare Company in The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, for a limited engagement run, June 11-21. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 29.

The Mendocino Theatre Company Will Present WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY Photo The Mendocino Theatre Company Will Present WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2019

Hear ye, hear ye, good gentlefolk of the Mendocino coast! The Mendocino Theatre Company presents WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (Abridged) by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, directed by the venerable Ricci Dedola (The 39 Steps, Bob: A Life in Five Acts), in which three actors play over forty-seven characters in just ninety minutes! This hilariously irreverent mash-up of the beloved Bard's entire canon has witches, wizards, masters, servants, lovers, fairies, lasses, perverts, monarchs, twins and even a bear. Watch the mischievous fairy Puck (Mija Biggie) and the airy spirit Ariel (Nicole Traber) use Shakespeare's characters as chess pieces in an epic battle of magic. Will Puck out-fairy Ariel? Will Ariel out-Puck Puck?

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's Out Photo BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's Outdoor Stage Delights
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 16, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is offering theatergoers the perfect summer night with their Outdoor Stage production, 'Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged).'

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Offers Free Tickets to Kids For WILLIAM SHAKES Photo The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Offers Free Tickets to Kids For WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2019

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues their 2019 season, entitled Incredible Journeys, with their popular summer tradition, a production on their Outdoor Stage located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station. Beginning performances on July 3,

Photo Flash: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) At Elm Street Cultural Arts V Photo Photo Flash: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) At Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2019

Wigs, Silly Hats, and More Make Up The Complete History of America (Abridged) at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village!

 Elm Street Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) Photo Elm Street Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2019

Starting June 28th Elm Street Cultural Arts Village gets historical with the opening night of The Complete History of America (Abridged), a comedic rendition of American history written by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor. With 600 years of history in 6000 seconds, history will never be the same! This play utilizes humor to tackle a variety of questions: Who really discovered America? Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb? The answers won't be what you're expecting.

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Apr 8, 2019

On Friday, April 5, I had the pleasure of seeing a phenomenally performed comedy about comedy!  As expected, the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT has delivered another high quality show, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor.  Not only is it highly entertaining to watch, but I feel my takeaway from it has helped make me a better person, which to me is the ultimate sign of success for any show!

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Announces the 20th Women in Photo Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Announces the 20th Women in Focus Conference
by Kaitlin Milligan - Mar 21, 2019

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, will explore the purpose, passion, and perspective of influential women in the entertainment industry at its milestone 20th Women in Focus Conference. Taking place on Friday, March 29, Chapman's signature Women in Focus Conference will feature an alluring panel of acclaimed female producers and executives who have been behind some of the most commercially and critically successful movies of the last 25 years. Panelists include Janice Chua, VP, International Development and Production at Imagine Entertainment & Television and associate producer (“Crazy Rich Asians”); Producer Bonnie Curtis (“Saving Private Ryan,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Minority Report, “”Albert Nobbs,” and“Dietland”); content producer, computer scientist, former co-president of PGA, CEO of Revelations Entertainment and executive producer, Lori McCreary (“Madam Secretary,”“The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman,” “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman”); and Vanessa Morrison, President of Fox Family (“Ferdinand,” “Rio,” “Book of Life” and “Ice Age” franchise).

The Reduced Shakespeare Company Comes The The Broad Stage Photo The Reduced Shakespeare Company Comes The The Broad Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019

In this "tale told by idiots," The Reduced Shakespeare Company weaves all of The Bard's famous characters, greatest lines and magnificent speeches into a brand new Shakespearean smorgasbord. William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new, presented by The Broad Stage for two performances only April 5 and 6 at 7:30pm.

THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW at The Adobe Rose Theatre Photo THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW at The Adobe Rose Theatre
by Zoe Burke - Oct 29, 2018

The Adobe Rose is pleased to announce our second annual production of The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). Set at the Annual Holiday Variety Show at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome. However none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so the three members of the St. Everybody's Ensemble must perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves!

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents Three Upcoming Holiday Shows Photo Stages Repertory Theatre Presents Three Upcoming Holiday Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2018

Stages' holiday season offers comic alternatives to traditional seasonal shows with three productions including the regional premiere of the irreverent yet heartwarming The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), the world premiere of Panto Star Force, the latest in Stages' series of original Pantos for audiences of all ages, and the regional premiere of Who's Holiday!, an adult-themed How the Grinch Stole Christmas parody told entirely in Seussian rhyme. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) and Who's Holiday! will be offered in true repertory style, playing in the same theatre at different performance times. Who's Holiday! will also include late-night performances at 9:30pm on select dates.

Awards Announced For 2018 San Diego International Film Festival Photo Awards Announced For 2018 San Diego International Film Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2018

The San Diego International Film Festival (SDiFF), produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, announced today that they have honored Alex Wolff, from the Spotlight presentation "Stella's Last Weekend," with the Auteur Award and Dominique Fishback, from the Gala Presentation "The Hate U Give," with the Rising Star Award. The awards will be presented October 11th at The Night of the Stars Tribute at the Pendry San Diego in Downtown San Diego, CA.  

Imagination Theater Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) Photo Imagination Theater Presents THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2018

Imagination Theater presents the production of the Complete History of America (Abridged). Written by playwrights Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDG Photo Pittsburgh Public Theater Presents WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018

Pittsburgh Public Theater welcomes back The Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) to close season 43 with William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). Written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, this uproarious comedy runs May 31 - July 1, 2018 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org.

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