So many plays, so many roles, so little time. Shakespeare has never been so short. Thus the stage is set for La Crosse Community Theatre’s 2015-2016 season-opening comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), which opens Friday, September 11, and continues through Sunday, September 20, 2015. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and will be in the Lyche Theatre of the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a non-stop laugh riot featuring three actors performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays (give or take) in 97 minutes. Fast-paced, witty, and delightfully irreverent, The Complete Works has something for Shakespeare lovers, haters, and everyone in between.
Experienced LCT actors Chuck Charbeneau (Guys on Ice) and Matt Springer (The 39 Steps) have “trod the boards” a time or two, but Devin Simko is making his LCT main stage debut, going full tilt into such an ambitious role. “Alas, there is but no other way,” he says.
“It really is amazing what just three actors can do,” said Greg Parmeter, the show’s director and LCT’s artistic director. “These guys are going to be hilarious!”
The production team also will include set and lighting design by Dillon McArdle, costume design by Mandy Parmeter, props coordination by Lisa Adams and Sara Adams, direction assistance by Eric Leitzen and stage management by Katya Carter.
Tickets are $27, with matinee, student and military discounts available, online here or by calling the box office. Seat reservations are available now for patron donors and season ticket holders. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, August 24.
For questions, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.