The Compleat Wrks Of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)
Five performers, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours! An irreverent fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, this fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only five performers in two acts. This play is full of energy as the characters run across the stage and keep you guessing how they will pull off the next play. The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) was 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 and 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!
RATING: BEST ENJOYED BY AUDIENCES AGE 12 and UP
"If you like Shakespeare, you'll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you'll love this show!"
- The Today Show
Sunday, November 11th at 7:00pm
Monday, November 12th at 7:00pm
January 25th - February 9th, 2019
FREE Inside the Civic Audition Workshops
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED
Friday, January 25th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 26th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, January 27th at 2:00pm
Friday, February 1st at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, February 2nd at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 3rd at 2:00pm
Friday, February 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 9th at 7:30pm
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.