Three actors from the Emory & Henry College Theatre Department will present 37 Shakespearean plays in less than two hours during performances scheduled for October at the College.
The E&H actors will perform “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. The play, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7-9 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 10, will be performed in E&H Studio Theatre.
The play will include performances by E&H students Will Beaty, Anna Marie Davis and Josh Terry, who will be directed by Dr. Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian. Daniel Wheeler will provide design and technical supervision.
“The Complete Works” is considered one of the world’s most popular and entertaining parodies of the plays written by Shakespeare. “Each show is vastly different from the other and involves great improvisational comedy, hysterical references to pop culture and active audience participation,” Stoytcheva-Horissian said.
“Whether you know well Shakespeare’s plays or you’ve never heard of them, you are up for an unforgettable night in the theater.”
Originated by the Reduced Shakespeare Company as a pass-the-hat act in Californian “renaissance fairs” in 1981, the play has been performed all over the world and translated in 17 languages.
Seating is limited in the Studio Theatre and reservations are recommended. Admission is free to Emory & Henry students, faculty and staff. Admission for the external community is: adults $8 in advance or $10 at the door and $3 dollars for students from other institutions. Call 276.944.6846 for tickets or additional information.