Theatrix presents 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)'
calendar icon22 Feb 2015Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, a student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will continue its 2014-2015 season with the play The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. Brittanie Witter, an undergraduate Theatre Directing and Management major, will direct. Performances are February 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 at 2 p.m. in the Lab Theatre, third floor of the Temple Building at 12th & R Streets. Tickets are a flat rate of $6. Tickets are available online at unltheatretickets.com and one hour prior to performances on the third floor of the Temple building.
The play, originally created through improvisation, has three actors: Spenser Stokes, Thomas Boyle, and Brenna Hill. Together, the three friends attempt to present all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays to the audience in 97 minutes. An impossible feat, you say? Not so, when some of the plays are presented as cooking shows and some as football games.
Witter comments, “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) takes something that we all know (Shakespeare), and puts a modernized spin on it. I think a lot of people perceive Shakespeare as old and stuffy, but this play makes Shakespeare more accessible. Audiences of all ages can enjoy it. And, there’s silly string!”
The production is designed by Dustin Mosko (scenery), Drew Conley (sound), and Andrea Besch (costumes and props). Desiree Bartels stage manages.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) contains adult language.