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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: Hamlet’s Big Adventure! (a prequel)
Sep 21 2022 Rolla, MO Leach Theatre at Missouri University of Science and Technology
Address: Castleman Hall, 400 W 10th St #103, Rolla. Venue phone: 573-341-4219. Buy Tickets
Sep 23 2022 Bloomington, IL Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 600 N East St, Bloomington. Venue phone: 309-434-2777. Buy Tickets
Sep 25 2022 Jasper, IN Jasper Arts Center
Address: 951 College Ave, Jasper. Venue phone: 812-482-3070. Buy Tickets
Nov 09 2022 - Nov 10 2022 East Lansing, MI Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Address: 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing. Venue phone: 517-432-2000. Buy Tickets
Tour: The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)
Feb 18 2023 Gettysburg, PA Majestic Theater
Address: 25 Carlisle St, Gettysburg. Venue phone: 717-337-8200. Buy Tickets
Mar 03 2023 - Mar 04 2023 Fort Worth, TX Downtown Cowtown at the Isis Theatre
Address: 2401 N Main St, Fort Worth. Venue phone: 817-808-6390. 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 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
Apr 22 2023 Indiana, PA IUP Performing Arts Center
Address: 403 S. 11th Street, Indiana. Buy Tickets

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

The world's longest-running theater podcast!

Latest podcasts:

Where We Belong

Madeline Sayet's one-woman show Where We Belong tells the story of her journey from discovering Shakespeare as a child to studying him in England and directing him (and others, and opera) around the world. Madeline is a director, educator, and writer, a member of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, and she discusses her play's origins; how different audiences react to it; how Shakespeare became a part of her normal childhood fairy-tale world; the sometimes thorny challenge of adapting personal relationships to accommodate the art; an uncomfortable reminder about how history works; possible sequel titles; how everybody wants to be in the play now that it’s a success; the art – and importance – of loving a thing and still being able to criticize a thing; and how theatre can also be good medicine. Where We Belong ran at the Goodman Theatre and will play Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in August 2022, Seattle Repertory Theatre and New York's Public Theatre in the Fall of 2022, and Portland Center Stage and Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2023. (PHOTO: Madeline Sayet in Where We Belong. Photo by Liz Lauren.) (Length 21:33)

Celebrating Anne Hathaway

(No, not that one.) This weekend is the 399th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare’s wife Anne Hathaway, and to commemorate the occasion we talk to Dr. Katherine Scheil, author of Imagining Shakespeare’s Wife: The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway. Dr. Scheil discusses what drew her to Hathaway as a subject for study; how Hathaway is almost always portrayed in relationship to Shakespeare; what to make of the “second best bed” she received in Shakespeare’s will; the wonderful democratization and liberating opportunities of biofiction; how sex is frequently the default source of Shakespeare’s “inspiration;” a discussion of the relative merits of the films Shakespeare In Love and All Is True, the TV series Upstart Crow, and the novel Hamnet; and ultimately, how biofiction can be a more insightful way of understanding historical figures, and even how sitcoms can reveal greater story and character nuance than drama. (Length 25:59)

Counting ‘Zero Zebras’

Children’s book author (Great Estimations, The Beastly Feast) Bruce Goldstone discusses his new book Zero Zebras: A Counting Book About What’s Not There, an adorable way of introducing the idea of nothing (and everything!) to a young audience...and maybe even you. Bruce explains how zero’s possibly the most powerful number, and shares inspirational childhood delight from Hughes Mearns’ “I met a man who wasn’t there;” how divisions and categorization are our enemy; a previous collaboration with the world’s most famous (and surprisingly talkative) mime; his fondness for the absurd; the theatrical nature of children’s picture books; mixing classics with vaudeville; how he's introducing children to the concept of seeing and imagining things that aren’t there; and how – as in jazz – it’s all about the zebras you don’t count. (Length 19:22)

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US & Canada Bookings

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UK Bookings

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