FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOUNTAIN HILLS THEATER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
THE OPENING OF THE HILARIOUS LAUGH-A-SECOND COMEDY
‘THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)’
WHAT: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.
WHEN: Oct. 13-29, 2017.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
WHERE: Fountain Hills Theater
11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ www.fhtaz.org
HOW: Reservations: (480) 837-9661 x3 Visa/MC/Amex/Discover
PRICE: Individual Adult Tickets $30, Youth 17 and under $23.
Group rates available. Veteran and Active Duty discounts. Senior discounts.
“PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.” – New York Times
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
“STUPENDOUS, ANCHORLESS JOY!” – The Times of London
The writers, Long, Singer, and Winfield—former founding members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company—first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987 and later played at the Criterion Theatre in London, where it ran for nine years. It has become one of the world’s most popular shows, playing frequently in a variety of languages. It is notable for holding the world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at 43 seconds, as well as the fastest performance of Hamlet backwards, at 42 seconds.
“ROLLICKING, FAST-MOVING AND HILARIOUS!”
– The Guardian
The company’s first three shows, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) enjoyed a nine-year run at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. Not only were they London’s longest-running comedies, but at one point the Reduced Shakespeare Company had more shows running in the West End than Andrew Lloyd Webber. Some of them were funnier too…
“IF YOU LIKE SHAKESPEARE, YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW. IF YOU HATE SHAKESPEARE
YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW!”
– The Today Show
Warning! This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness. Fountain Hills Theater cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers!