About Us

Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created ten world-renowned 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, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the UK, and Europe.

Upcoming Tour Dates


Date City Venue
Tour: The Complete History of America (abridged)
Sep 21 2024 Lebanon, IL Hettenhausen Center for the Arts at McKendree University
Tickets on Sale August 12, 2024 Buy Tickets
Oct 01 2024 Rockville, MD Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College
Address: 51 Mannakee Street. Venue phone: 240-567-5301. Buy Tickets
Oct 04 2024 - Oct 05 2024 Reston, VA Center Stage, Reston Community Center
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston. Venue phone: 703-476-4500. Ticket sales will open to the General Public on August 1, 2024 Buy Tickets
Oct 09 2024 Louisville, KY Kentucky Center
Address: 501 West Main Street. Venue phone: 502-584-7777. Buy Tickets
Oct 11 2024 - Oct 12 2024 Cornelius, NC Cain Center for the Arts
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Oct 15 2024 Bristol, TN Paramount Bristol
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Nov 02 2024 Greeley, CO Union Colony Civic Center
Address: 701 10th Ave. Venue phone: (970) 356-5000. Buy Tickets
Tour: The Comedy of Hamlet! (a prequel)
Mar 12 2025 - Mar 30 2025 Lowell, MA Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Address: 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852-2208. Venue phone: 978-654-4MRT. Buy Tickets
Tour: All the Great Books (abridged)
Apr 16 2025 Harrisonburg, VA James Madison University
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May 02 2025 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg University
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Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

The world's longest-running theater podcast!

Latest podcasts:

Hot Wing ‘Quing’

Lili-Anne Brown directs the fabulously funny and moving Writers Theatre production of Katori Hall's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Hot Wing King that's filled with extraordinary heart and comic specificity. Brown shares what drew her to this group of flamboyant characters; the challenge of cooking real hot wings onstage; how she brings grandeur to The Hot Wing King and intimacy to the musical The Color Purple; and how you should definitely come for the LOLs but stay for the dramá. (Length 18:45)

Independent Shakespeare Company

Independent Shakespeare Company celebrates its 20th anniversary of producing free Shakespeare in the parks of Los Angeles, and artistic director Melissa Chalsma talks about the journey ISC has taken to get here and "the longterm relationship" she's in with William Shakespeare. Chalsma reveals the challenges and rewards of not knowing what the hell you’re doing when you’re starting out; how ISC matches LA's casual vibe; how, no matter how long you’ve been working on Shakespeare’s plays, he’s always just out of reach; memories of As You Like Its we have known and loved; the joy of being in a collaborative conversation with a playwright who’s been dead for 400 years; and the importance of never underestimating the power of your own naïveté. (Length 24:55)

Token Theatre’s RomCom

Who doesn’t love a romcom? David Rhee and Wai Yim discuss Zac Efron, their sweet and very funny romantic comedy now having its world premiere as the inaugural production of Token Theatre Company, whose aim is to change the narrative and shatter false constructs about Asian Americans. David and Wai (who are also Token's Artistic and Managing Directors) share how they created their version of a Disney movie and translated Wai's YouTube channel to the stage; successfully avoided traps and make fools of themselves in a good cause; juggle serious themes of AAPI hate crimes and Asian representation; and melded something hugely joyful with something more “important.” (Length 17:20)

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US & Canada Bookings

Larry Kosson @ kossontalent.com

UK Bookings

James Seabright @ seabrights.com

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