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

USA

Date City Venue
Tour: The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)
Feb 16 2023 Indiana, PA IUP Performing Arts Center
Address: 403 S. 11th Street, Indiana. Venue phone: 724-357-1313. Buy Tickets
Feb 18 2023 Gettysburg, PA Majestic Theater
Address: 25 Carlisle St, Gettysburg. Venue phone: 717-337-8200. Buy Tickets
Apr 01 2023 Reston, VA Center Stage, Reston Community Center
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston. Venue phone: 703-476-4500. Buy Tickets
Apr 08 2023 Princeton, NJ McCarter Theatre
Address: 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ. Venue phone: 609-258-2787. Buy Tickets
Apr 21 2023 Basalt, CO The Arts Campus at Willits
Address: 400 Robinson St, Basalt. Venue phone: 970-510-5365. Buy Tickets
Apr 22 2023 Lone Tree, CO Lone Tree Arts Center
Address: 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree. Venue phone: 720-509-1000. Buy Tickets

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

The world's longest-running theater podcast!

Latest podcasts:

Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Villette’

Playwright Sara Gmitter (In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story) returns to Chicago's Tony-winning Lookingglass Theatre for the world premiere of her adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel Villette – and returns to the Podcast to discuss how the production came to be and why the novel isn't as famous as Brontë's other work, Jane Eyre. Sara talks about the challenge of channeling Brontë’s voice (in both language and staging); who to credit (or blame) for this adaptation; the joy of working with characters that demand to be brought to life; gratitude to directors and designers who help visualize the story; how the relationship between the protagonist and audience mirrors the one between an author and reader; the undeniable fact that Charlotte Brontë is funny; and the unassailable right of an unreliable narrator to keep some things to herself. (Length 20:35) (PICTURED: Debo Balogun, Mi Kang, Ronald Román-Melendez in the Lookingglass Theatre production of Villette, written by Sara Gmitter, directed by Tracy Walsh. Photo by Sandro Miller.)

Reviewing London’s ‘Streetcar’

Our 'London Entertainment Correspondent' (!) Elizabeth Dennehy reviews the transformative Almeida Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Rebecca Frecknall and starring Paul Mescal and Patsy Ferran (above). Elizabeth discusses how the direction and performances made it feel as if she was hearing Streetcar for the very first time, and how they scrape off the barnacles of affectation from previous productions; redefine the tragedy of Blanche DuBois; how her feelings are perfectly expressed in David Benedict’s review in Variety; how the magic of theatre is not an illusion and more effective when it doesn’t try to be; and the fundamental importance of trusting the words, trusting the actors, and most of all, trusting the audience. (Length 20:54)

Chicago Magic Lounge

Part speakeasy bar, part magic theater, the Chicago Magic Lounge presents live magic shows seven nights a week in its two performance spaces, its bar, and at your own table. It's incredible immersive theater and the brainchild of Joey Cranford, the founder, co-owner, and CML CEO. Joey talks about his Magic Lounge's inspiration and how its roots are firmly embedded in Chicago history; the relationship of Chicago’s magic community to its improv community; the art of building anticipation and developing a speakeasy aesthetic; the fun of making a clubhouse; and the revelation that (to paraphrase Soylent Green) “Magic is people!” (Length 21:20)

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US & Canada Bookings

Larry Kosson @ kossontalent.com

UK Bookings

James Seabright @ seabrights.com

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