IT’S OFFICIAL! RSC Returns to the Kennedy Center in 2010

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present the Reduced Shakespeare Company in Completely Hollywood (abridged) June 22 – July 11, 2010 in the Terrace Theater. America’s “bad boys of abridgement” take on America’s largest cultural and economic export (well, except for weapons) in this seriously silly show biz satire. Opening night for press is scheduled for Thursday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.

They’ve gone biblical, they’ve gone historical, now the RSC has gone completely Hollywood…abridged, of course.  In Completely Hollywood (abridged), America’s best-loved comedy troupe boldly goes where few would dare – Tinseltown. Completely Hollywood (abridged) analyzes in typically reduced depth the 175 greatest films from Hollywood’s over 100 year history.

The versatile and flexible actors have received rave reviews of their performances in the witty and quick condensations of the most serious material, from Shakespeare to the history of America to the Bible.

Completely Hollywood (abridged) is written and directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor with additional material by Dominic Conti.  All three are also the original cast members, and will be performing their creation at the Kennedy Center.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company has been seen at the Kennedy Center in The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) and The Complete History of America (abridged) in 1994; The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) in 1995; The Complete Millennium Musical (abridged) in 1999; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) 2001, All the Great Books (abridged) in 2003 and again in 2006, when they performed in rep with The Complete History of America (abridged).

Ticket Information

Completely Hollywood (abridged) will play in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater from June 22 to July 11, 2010.  Performances run Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30pm, with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.  There will be no public performance on Sunday, July 4.  Tickets are $39-$49 and will be available to the public on April 7, 2010 at the Kennedy Center box office, online, or by calling Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600.  Patrons living outside the Washington, DC, metropolitan calling area may dial toll-free at (800) 444-1324.  To receive subscription information by mail, call the Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500. Subscriptions may be purchased in advance of general on sale dates.  Groups of 20 or more may contact Kennedy Center Group Sales at (202) 416-8400.

Theater at the Kennedy Center is presented with the generous support of Stephen and Christine Schwarzman.

For more information, please visit the Kennedy Center website at


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