The Reduced Shakespeare Company

William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)

Comedy

SAT

FEB 11

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $29, $39

SUN

FEB 12

Time: 2:00 pm

Price: $29, $39

New York Debut!

“A breathlessly irreverent and pun-filled romp!” – The Washington Post

“Something wickedly funny this way comes!…and wickedly smart, too.”-National Public Radio

 

Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor weave together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s thirty-nine plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional fortieth, filled with witty wordplay and vaudevillian variety.

In this strange-yet-familiar narrative, an ancient grudge pits Puck (from Midsummer) against Ariel (from The Tempest) and turns Shakespeare’s canon upside-down, creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and that master motivator Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and (of course) Dromio and Juliet.

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