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

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).

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RAVES in Scottsdale, Arizona!

The Arizona Republic has weighed in on our Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts production of Completely Hollywood (abridged), saying:”Fast-paced comedy….you’ll nearly fall out of your theater seat laughing!”The review goes on to rave about the actors:”The actors are so spectacularly high-energy that you would think they knocked over a Read more…

Episode 18. Meet Dom Conti

”Meet Dom Conti. What makes the man-child tick? Dominic Conti, our lanky athletic third, tells us who he is and why it’s cool he has an orgy. Featuring mash notes to Chicago, quick answers to great questions, and a special appearance by Mike Bunin, one of the stars of the Read more…

Episode 10. Up The Creek

”The RSC descends on Walnut Creek, California.  Travel with Austin as he drives north, and hang with the guys backstage as they get ready for their first performance.  Featuring tales of Hollywood auditions, theatre vs. TV salary, Dominic joins The Club, and a special appearance from Adam Felber, from NPR’s Read more…

Episode 5. Happy Old Year!

”RSC members wax lyrical about favorite moments from 2006. Also, an excerpt from The Reduced Shakespeare Company Round Table originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 with Dominic Conti, Mick Orfe and Austin Tichenor. Plus a message from Brett Peasel (Mommies Who Drink), RSC Q&A, Random Fan Shout-Out and more. (MP3. Read more…