Touring Company

SShakes-Abridged-VThe Southern Shakespeare Company presented our first Touring Company production last year: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. This madcap comedy is an off-the-wall romp through the Bard’s entire canon of 37 plays. Three performers don wigs and costumes, use ridiculous props, and interact with the audience, all for the love of Shakespeare.

The play was originally staged in 1987 by the Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the three authors were the original cast. It subsequently ran for nine years in London’s West End. It has been translated into many languages and enjoys worldwide popularity.

The play was built as an improvisation and, in the introductory notes to the written script, the authors encourage the actors to throw in their own topical references. So each performance may vary, and specific references to the audience or the venue will certainly be used. The show is rated PG, having a bit of the “bawdy”, so young people (under twelve) are encouraged to play Minecraft at home.

 

Last Year’s Performance Dates

The Southern Shakespeare Company performed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on the following dates at:

Dixie Theater
21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, Florida

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Friday, March 11th, 2016

Monticello Opera House
February 5, 6 & 7, 2016

Standing ovations from the folks in Monticello! Thank you, MOH, for making our opening weekend such a success!

Goodwood Museum and Gardens
February 12 & 13, 2016

Thanks to Bob O’Lary for shooting our first night at the Goodwood Museum’s Carriage House. Here’s a few random shots of the fun EVERYONE had. Take a look at Bob’s entire gallery of photos from the night.
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Phil Croton, Laura W. Johnson, and Joe Fisher finish their beat-box version of Othello in Afro-Italian style. (Photo by Bob O’Lary)

 

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Phil Croton points to the audience member who had the nerve to laugh during his “To be or not to be” speech. (Photo by Bob O’Lary)

 

 

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Laura W. Johnson borrows a program to show Joe Fisher and Phil Croton that they have performed all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, except Hamlet! (Photo by Bob O’Lary)

 

 

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The cast gets the crowd in the Carriage House at Goodwood to participate in being part of Ophelia’s superego. (Photo by Bob O’Lary)

 

 

Maguire Center at Westminster Oaks
February 19 & 20, 2016