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BWW Interview: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Teddy Spencer Talk New Shakespeare Show
by Kevin Pollack - May 3, 2017

Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created ten world-renowned stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company's itinerary has included stops off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London's West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal's famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the UK, and Europe.

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) Bows at the Falcon Theatre
by Don Grigware - Apr 3, 2017

The last time I laughed, really laughed at something funny, I didn't stop to ask myself what made it funny. The various classifications of comedy through the ages have never seemed that significant to learn unless I were a professor of comedy or were looking for a few items of fun trivia to share at a cocktail party. Reed Martin and Justin Tichenor love to abridge as in their Reduced Shakespeare and the History of America, both of which seem to work just fine with audiences, but if you reduce comedy, doesn't it take the fun out of funny? For the first half of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), currently onstage at the Falcon Theatre, I felt like I was in a classroom instead of the theatre. Lists and lists of the funniest people, funniest double acts, etc were thrown at us as if we were students preparing for a major exam on the subject. But by the time the first act came to an end, in a scene filled with strobe lights, a Mack Sennett chase replete with cream pies flying and cops falling down took center stage, and what he had been hearing about started to make sense. Comedy is the slap, the pratfall, the schtik, the slapstick produce the laugh-filled relief that we get from the pressures of everyday living. Under the fast paced direction of Jerry Kernion, three geniuses of physical comedy Marc Ginsburg, Mark Jacobson and last. but hardly least Zehra Fazal prove that they can put on a show and make us laugh.

The Vagabond Players' present THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED)
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2017

The Vagabond Players'  production of  The Complete History of America (abridged),  runs only two more weeks through February 5th. You don't want to miss this faced-paced comedic look at America's history written by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, and directed by Howard Berkowitz,

101st Season Continues with 'The Complete History of America (Abridged)'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Celebrate(?) this inaugural month with the Vagabond Players' production of The Complete History of America (Abridged), opening on January 6 and running through February 5.

COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA Opens Next Week at Vagabond Players
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Celebrate(?) this inaugural month with the Vagabond Players' s production of  The Complete History of America (abridged), opening on January 6 and running through February 5.

Prague Shakespeare Company Encore Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

They're not done yet! Check out PSC400 encore performances this week.

The Complete History of AMERICA (ABRIDGED) Opens 1/6 at Vagabond Players
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 22, 2016

Celebrate(?) this inaugural month with the Vagabond Players' s production of  The Complete History of America (abridged), opening on January 6 and running through February 5. Written by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, and directed by Howard Berkowitz, this faced-paced comedic look at America's history might be just what you need to start the New Year with a whole new perspective.

One Night Only Performance of SANTALAND DIARIES and More this Week at Prague Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

What's happening this week at Prague Shakespeare Company!

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces its 18th Season
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 29, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions is proud to announce its 2017 Season, featuring regional and world premieres of work by award-winning playwrights, a New Play Festival highlighting women playwrights, and the return of the Phib Comedy Series with an all-star cast of comedians curated by Baron Vaughn, as well as the National Theatre Live screenings in partnership with The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

ALL MY SONS, AVENUE Q and More Set for The Vagabond Players' 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Vagabond Players is happy to announce its historic 101st consecutive season for 2016-17. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Reduced Shakespeare Company's LONG LOST FIRST PLAY
by Nora Dominick - Aug 9, 2016

The world-renowned Reduced Shakespeare Company celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary with the European premiere of their brand new show, and Shakespeare's oldest play, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. BroadwayWorld has your first look at Reduced Shakespeare Company's LONG LOST FIRST PLAY.

Photo Flash: ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by ReEd Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble membersMiranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes. This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy 'The Complete History of America (abridged),' which was also directed by Mr. Dubin.

ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (Abridged) - Opens at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious "All The Great Books (abridged)" by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.  This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes.  This hilarious recap of world literature reunites the entire cast of last year's hit comedy "The Complete History of America (abridged)," which was also directed by Mr. Dubin.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Kicks Off 2016-17 Season with ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Kicks Off 2016-17 Season with ALL THE GREAT BOOKS (ABRIDGED)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2016-2017 season with the hilarious 'All The Great Books (abridged)' by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor playing July 22-August 13, 2016.

Falcon Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 8, 2016

Falcon Theatre Founder, Garry Marshall, has announced the Falcon Theatre's 2016-2017 Five-Play Subscription Season. Falcon Theatre's 15th subscription season brings five entertaining productions to Burbank, including a holiday collaboration with the award-winning Troubadour Theater Company, and a world premiere written by and starring Dan Castellaneta. For the 2016-2017 season, the Falcon has also partnered with Malbec restaurant in Toluca Lake to give subscribers a delicious bonus benefit.

Vagabond Players Set 2016-17 Season: AVENUE Q, ALL MY SONS & More
by Tyler Peterson - May 20, 2016

The Vagabond Players has announced its historic 101st  consecutive season for 2016-17.  The Vagabonds first opened in 1916 as a  part of the Little Theatre Movement that was sweeping the country at the  time. Whereas most of those theatres eventually closed or went dark for  several seasons, The Vagabonds has produced a season for 101 consecutive  years earning it the title:

ALL MY SONS, AVENUE Q and More Set for The Vagabond Players' 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Vagabond Players is happy to announce its historic 101st consecutive season for 2016-17. 

BWW Interview: Laughs Most Generous: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
by Ellen Burns - Apr 28, 2016

It would be quite the coup to talk to the guys who found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. Let me know if that ever happens to you. For my part, I'd actually prefer what I got, which was a great conversation with Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, the guys who are pretending they found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. At their request and in their words, I will emphasize this point‚Ķ‚ÄĚWe're pretending‚ĶWe did not find a play! It's a joke!‚ÄĚ Point taken.

BWW Review: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY: A Cauldron Full of Belly Laughs at the Folger from the Reduced Shakespeare Company
by Ellen Burns - Apr 26, 2016

There is but poor substitute for a trio of fools on a romp to entertain; nay, but it is futility at its finest to resist the siren call of slapstick's song. Anyone else have the urge to, as I call it, "Shakespeak" after an evening of Shakespeare? No? Just me? Ok, well no matter. In any pentameter, the Reduced Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor and Teddy Spencer are very, very funny; fearless, quick witted, masters of quick change and, most importantly, having a blast on stage, which means the audience is likely to have fun too. The RSC has a long history of taking gargantuan themes (think American history, The Bible, Hollywood) and mining them for laughs, and, inspired by a 2010 visit to the Folger, creating a work that covered the Shakespearean universe in one "holy grail" of a play, seemed an obvious mission to them.

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