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The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) [revised] [again] Summer Circle Theatre

June 20, 2024 - May 23, 2024

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Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Directed by Alexis Black
June 20, 21, 22 at 7PM & June 23 at 4PM 

A cultural touchstone was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance faires, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London’s longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike. This latest “Revised Again” version includes changes that celebrate and encourage greater diversity and inclusivity in today’s theater! Recommended for ages 12 and Up.

RUN TIME: 90 Minutes with a 15 Minute Intermission


Post-Show Thursday, June 20 – SCT Cabaret: An Evening of Broadway (sing along to your favorite showtunes!)
Post-Show Friday, June 21 – After School Special Improv Comedy
Post-Show Saturday, June 22 – SCT Cabaret: An Evening of Broadway (sing along to your favorite showtunes!)
Pre-Show 3PM Sunday, June 23 – Greater Lansing Ballet Company

For over sixty years the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing free performances of a wide variety of shows outdoors on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) provides a professional venue for MSU students that offers free theatre to Mid-Michigan audiences. SCT presents shows of varying styles using the talents of community members and professional artists.

    • All Summer Circle Theatre productions are FREE and open to the general public.

    • All of the MAINSTAGE shows are at 7:00 p.m. except for Sundays which start at 4:00 p.m.

    • The Summer Circle Theatre Courtyard is between the Auditorium Building and the Kresge Building on MSU’s campus. 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48824.

    • Parking is FREE and available in Lot 9, across the street from the Auditorium Building (542 Auditorium Rd).

    • There is tiered, amphitheater-style seating but we suggest bringing your own blanket and/or lawn chairs for maximum comfort.

    • Concessions will be available. Feel free to bring your own picnic as well!

    • In the event of heavy rain, the performance will be moved into the Auditorium Building.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED] [AGAIN] is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC
Originally produced by Reduced Shakespeare Company.