The world's most revered author will be subjected to an
celebrity roast in Coastal Carolina University Theater's production of
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), scheduled for
Friday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday,
Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at Coastal's Wheelwright Auditorium. Tickets are $10;
$5 for students under age 18.
The plot takes the form of a comic romp through Shakespeare's 37
histories, comedies and tragedies, performed in less than two hours by
three actors, all Coastal students. The production gives emphasis to
two of the better known plays, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, with
snippets from all the other plays thrown in, including a brief rap
version of Othello.
"This show is lots of fun for the performers and the audience
members, who get to participate as well," says Robin Edwards Russell,
director of the production and assistant professor of theater at
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) was created in 1987
by three California college students, Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess
Winfield, who called themselves the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The
play has since been performed all over the world and has been praised
for its uproarious, Monty Python-style humor.
The Coastal Carolina University Theater production of The Complete
Works stars Coastal dramatic arts majors Jason Adams, Michael Levesque
and Steven Thompson.
Coastal's production will compete in the upcoming Kennedy Center
American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF) regional competition, which
will be held at the University of South Carolina at Aiken in November.<
For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-