Drama Department to Present: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]














Photo IDs: Cast members include: Front, from left –Joseph Roe, Claire Ferguson (Bishop Ready), Matthew Turek, Mariel Trinidad (Olentangy Liberty), and Noah Kuhr; Standing, from left — Julia Kelley (Hilliard Bradley), Campbell Smith, and Jaz Nappier (St. Francis DeSales).


The St. Charles Preparatory School Drama Department is proud to announce its fall production, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]. Complete Works…will be presented November 16 & 17 at 8:00 p.m., November 18 at 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 & 8:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Campus Theatre, 2010 E. Broad St. Adult tickets are $10 each, and student tickets are $5 each. Reservations may be placed by calling the St. Charles main office at 614-252-6714 between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

The St. Charles Drama Department presented the Columbus and Central Ohio premiere of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in 1996, and presented The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] in 2013.

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised] was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join our madcap cast  as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

The play was written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, former founding members of The Reduced Shakespeare Company. It has become one of the world’s most popular shows and is notable for holding the (self-proclaimed) world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at 43 seconds, as well as the fastest performance of Hamlet backwards, at 42 seconds.

 Warning! This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness. St. Charles Theatre cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers! The play is dedicated to all the brave men and women who have lost their lives in the performance of Shakespeare’s works.