By Adam Long, Reed Martin, and
Austin Tichenor

600 Years of History in 6000 Seconds…
History Will Never Be The Same!

“Smart, cheeky clowns!” New York Times

Vote early, laugh often!  The Complete History of America (abridged) – Election Edition is the only cure for America’s aches and campaigns!

Newly updated for the 2024 election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company returns with 600 Years of History in 6000 seconds! The Complete History of America (abridged) – Election Edition provides the requisite historical context guaranteed to confuse any voter and make you the life of your next party – whatever party!

From Valley Forge to Fake News, yea verily from Manifest Destiny to Mar-A-Lago, from Alexander Hamilton the patriot to Hamilton the musical, the three cultural guerillas of the Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on a ninety-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American history.

And the presidential front-runners may just make a surprise appearance to answer any audience questions: Who really discovered America or was it already here? Who is Gerry and why does he mander? If pro is the opposite of con, then is progress the opposite of congress?

History is normally re-written by the winners… but now it’s the RSC’s turn.

From Washington to Watergate, yea verily from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order – The Complete History of America (abridged) is a ninety-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it’s not the length of your history that matters – it’s what you’ve done with it!

The three cultural guerillas of the Reduced Shakespeare Company tackle such controversial questions as: Who really discovered America? Shouldn’t there be a Bill of Wrongs as well as a Bill of Rights? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb? History is normally written by the winners… now it’s the RSC’s turn.

“An apt description of what the company does is intellectual vaudeville. They are smart, cheeky clowns who present themselves as a collective repository for most of American mass culture.”

Stephen Holden – New York Times

“The Reduced Shakespeare Company cheerfully run riot over 500 years of our country’s history… they mine dozens of landmark events and trends for comic gold. The trio’s nimble tongues, rubber-limbed pratfalls and obvious street-performer smarts make this a merry, nose-tweaking outing.”

Washington Post

“History has never been this much fun. Or as delightfully mutilated.”

Bill Brownstein – Montreal Gazette

“What the “Daily Show” might be like if it were hosted by the Marx Brothers.”

Boston Herald

CONTENT ADVISORY: In the spirit of Shakespeare’s comedies, RSC shows contain comic depictions of violence, mild innuendo, bawdy language, and the occasional rude word. All children (and parents) are different, so we’ve chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.

Upcoming Tour Dates


Date City Venue
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