Press Release - Office of College Advancement

Monday, September 24, 2007
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

For Immediate Release:

Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

Actors from Windwood Theatricals.Actors from Windwood Theatricals.

Fremont, CA—Irreverent and hilarious, this comedy sensation will leave you breathless with laughter. Monty Python, Marx Brothers, and Mad Magazine all rolled into one, this comedy sensation delights audiences and critics alike. Windwood Theatricals brings three actors who undertake the overwhelming task of performing 154 sonnets and 37 plays in under two hours. Shakespeare’s famous tragedies and comedies are brought to life with hip hop, swordplay, football, and rap. Shakespeare (Abridged) is a humorous interpretation of the renowned productions; originally written in 1987 by Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, and Adam Long, founders of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Today, Shakespeare (Abridged) is an international sensation that keeps audiences wanting more.

Actors on stage.The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged). Members of the Off-Broadway cast. —Photo by Carol Rosegg.

On September 28th, 2007 at 8pm the Ohlone College Smith Center Presents The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) in 2 hours of madcap humor and comedy. “Othello” is transformed into a one-minute rap, the historical Shakespearean plays are condensed into a live football game, and “Hamlet” is manipulated and performed comically! Come join the Ohlone College Smith Center for an unforgettable evening of 400-year old plays twisted and schemed to captivate the modern audience.

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