WATCH THE NEW PROMO VIDEO FOR HAMLET’S BIG ADVENTURE (a prequel)

‘Tis (Still) The Season! New Promo For “Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” Released

POP-UP SHAKESPEARE Launches at Shakespeare Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon!

Announcing Pop-Up Shakespeare!

Dates Announced for UK Tour of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)!

‘THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

“The Ring Reduced” Now Online!

#LongLostShakes Comes To Edinburgh!

UK LONG LOST POSTERTwo gentlemen of Sonoma (plus one) return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the European (for the moment) premiere of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)!

This literary “holy grail” (American Theatre) will be at Pleasance Courtyard from August 3-29 (no performances on 10, 17, 24). Don’t miss this “breathlessly irreverent and pun-filled romp” (Washington Post) that’s also “an absolute resolute hoot of a bawdy comedy of errors” (Broadway World)!

You can’t claim you’ve seen the Complete Works until you’ve seen William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)!

Watch authors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor try to get their manuscript authenticated at the Folger Shakespeare Library (below).

A Hoot, a Palpable Hoot!

Premiering in DC & Coming to Edinburgh – It’s Shakespeare’s Long Lost 1st Play (abridged)!

We Made It! We’re in American Theatre!

We’ve Reduced the History of Art!

Busy Busy Fall!

Biggest. RSC Gig. Ever.

Hoot Mon! RSC Returns to Edinburgh!

Shakes On A Plane!

OnBard entertainment: easyJet celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary with world record performance. easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, will celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth (23 April) with a Guinness World Record performance of his complete works during a flight to Italy.Continue reading

RSC World Premiere Is A Hit! A Very Palpable Hit!

dominic-abeThe critics and the public agree! The World Premiere of The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is a monster hit! The Cincinnati Enquirer said, “It’s funny. Really, really funny… And most of all it’s really, really smart… They are exhaustingly hilarious!”
And Cincinnati City Beat said, “A dizzying night’s entertainment! It’s the work of some serious minds exploring the art of comedy… Fresh and funny!”Continue reading

A Brand Spanking New RSC World Premiere!

comedy-sqYes, you read it right! The RSC will unveil its ninth stage show THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park from November 9 – December 29! From cavemen telling “Rock Rock” jokes to Chris Rock and everything in-between, the bad boys of abridgement leave no joke untold as we deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes. Get tickets now! Continue reading

The UK is OK!

Lakewood Colorado

Christmas Schlepping!

“A Bright, Breezy, and Entertaining Affair!”

Don Your Doublet and Clutch Your Codpiece!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]We Bad Boys of Abridgement continue our tour of the UK through August, with our original minimus opus The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays – all 37 in 97 minutes! Join we madcap men in tights as we weave our 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!” TimesContinue reading

Meet the Men in Tights…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]The cast traipsing about the UK will consist of a couple of wily RSC veterans and two squirrelly newcomers.

* Aging ingenue Matt Rippy leads the charge, having been a member of the RSC since 1995 and having performed in five Reduced shows in seven countries on five continents, many of them solidly. Audiences who watch television or go to movies will recognize Matt from his below-decks discovery in The Dark Knight and his steamy appearance as the original Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood.Continue reading

March Madness! April Absurdity!

The Complete World of Sports (abridged)After a brief time-out, the Reduced Shakespeare Company take to the field once again with The Complete World of Sports (abridged). Whoop and holler and hurl your hotdog as we attempt to reduce every sport in the history of the world – from archery to wrestling, from basketball to bocce ball, from championship chess to professional ping-pong and everything in between! 3,477.3 sports reduced into one mad dash to the finish line! Impossible! No WAY, you say! YES way, say we! We have been training literally minutes for this! Bring your poms poms to:Continue reading

Returning to London

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Chrismakwanukkahanzakah!

Shakespeare Returns to the UK!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]UK National Tour from April 2013! (And yes, this time we mean Scotland, too). We were very disturbed by the recent survey conducted by Vision Critical that suggests contemporary children have no idea who Shakespeare is and that more than a quarter of adults haven’t read his plays. And the final kick in the codpiece that nobody knows Shakespeare was British?! We blame ourselves.

Ever since the three American lads of the Reduced Shakespeare Company concocted The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], the play has been such a massive global phenomenon that most people quite rightly assume that Shakespeare was American. (We thought so too until very recently.) Shakespeare is the most produced playwright in any language in any country. He’s EVERYWHERE. He’s like the American military or Katy Perry, except with fewer guns or firework-shooting bras.

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The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)

USA Spring Tour Dates

Vote Early! Vote Often!

Happy Merry Chrismakwanukkahanzakah!

London 2012

Big Announcement Coming Jan. 9!

‘Ultimate Christmas’ Shatters Sales Records!

OMG! RSC in NYC, PDQ!

The Complete World of Sports (abridged)

It Might Be the BIG Apple… but there’s a REDUCED price! (Available only for a SHORT time)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to The New Victory Theater (New York’s theater for kids and families… and those who refuse to act their age) for a three week run of The Complete World of Sports (abridged). Austin, Matt and Reed are ready to once again tackle life’s big questions: Is bowling really a sport? Who invented curling? How DOES one get to the Subway Series?

The New Vic is running a special offer for RSC fans who step up to the plate now: 15% off any performance, any seat if purchased by Oct 21st. Continue reading