Complete Works of William Shakespeare
From the Playbill
Three guys try to perform all of Shakespeare's plays in under two hours -- with hilarious relust. An evening of pure entertainment called "the funniest play of the year" by Critics Circle's Jeff Smith. Back this year by popular demand after last summer's extended run. No prior Shakespeare experience necessary! [and yes, do italicize the last sentence.]
What the Critics Said
"MSC's Complete Works tickles the funny bone...Back by popular demand, the Marin Shakespeare Company, now celebrating its tenth artistically successful year, has brought back what is undeniably one of the funniest shows to ever hit a Bay Area stage...This year’s production of Willm Shkspr (Abridged) is upscaled, updated, upgraded and uproariously funny... It is professionally performed with conspicuous comic talent but is definitely not devoid of genuine acting talent. Darren Bridgett, the engine that discretely drives the show, was recently identified by the San Francisco Chronicle as a ‘Rising Star’ within Bay Area Theater....If your children have had difficulty enjoying theater or even sitting still in theater, this is the play for them. This critic has taken his children -- and many of their friends -- to see Complete Works. Some of them have seen it four times; one of them has nearly memorized the script. For better or worse, it remains their favorite play."
- Jeff Smith, Twin Cities Times
"The Marin Shakespeare Company’s production of The Complete Works of Willm Shkspr (abridged)...bounces and careens across the Forest Meadows stage through the rubber-strong resilient forces of Lucas McClure, Darren Bridgett, and Matt Henerson...For those who have not yet experienced the pleasure of submitting to this rough and intelligently silly farce, The Complete Works is a purported attempt by three good-hearted, disingenuously simple souls to present the essence of Shakespeare’s oeuvre....Shakespeare’s language is somehow amazingly set off for the glittering treasure that it is."
- Julia Hawkins, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle
"Costumes and props are a big part of a show in which actors have lightening-quick changes and where what they carry often indicated which play you’re currently watching. Michael A. Berg and Mary Jo Goss’s simple designs do the trick."
- Lee Brady, Pacific Sun
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