FAST. FUNNY. PHYSICAL…
REDUCING EXPECTATIONS SINCE 1981.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. The “Bad Boys of Abridgment” have created nine stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company’s itinerary has included stops Off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End… Continue reading →
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival recently announced “Play On!”, their project to create “translations” of all of Shakespeare’s plays, working with thirty-six contemporary playwrights and dramaturges, which will serve as companions to the original texts. Scholars and artists the world over have weighed in, so as authors of Shakespearean "companions" ourselves, we set out to “teach the controversy”. Featuring the terrifying lessons we learned from West Side Story and Kiss Me, Kate!, shaking up the orthodoxy, costume and design conceits, unshared frames of reference, our hope for even more Shakespeare scripts, and ultimately the amazing resiliency of the Man From Stratford. (Length 17:20)