The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (2009)
FROM THE COMPANY
"Due to adult content and mature language, patrons under 5 should stay home and those under thirteen should think about it."
There have been vicious rumors spread around town that The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is nothing more than a series of groin kicks, puking riffs and an excuse for men to wear girlie wigs. We would like to dispel these rumors; in fact, we would like to kick these rumors in the groin and puke on them, all while wearing girlie wigs.
In fact, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) contains everything that a legitimate Shakespearean production would have:
Implausible plot twists
Hatred of the Dutch
References to Battlestar Galactica
Interminably long pastoral dances at inopportune moments
Men playing men, men playing women, and women doing the real work
Also, the list of plays:
The Plays of William Shakespeare
All’s Well That Ends Well; Anthony and Cleopatra; As You Like It; The Comedy of Errors; Coriolanus; Cymbeline; Hamlet; Henry IV, Part I; Henry IV, Part II; Henry V; Henry VI, Part I; Henry VI, Part II; Henry VI, Part III; Henry VIII; Julius Caesar; King John; King Lear; Love’s Labour’s Lost; Macbeth; Measure for Measure; The Merchant of Venice; The Merry Wives of Windsor; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Much Ado About Nothing; Othello; Pericles; Richard II; Richard III; Romeo and Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; The Tempest; Timon of Athens; Titus Andronicus; Troilus and Cressida; Twelfth Night; Two Gentlemen of Verona; A Winter’s Tale.
Director Rebecca Remaly
Scenic Designer Susan Crabtree
Costume Designer Britney Rich
Lighting Designer Rachel Atkinson
Sound Designer Andrew Metzroth
Stage Manager Elizabeth Kegley*
Assistant Stage Manager Amanda Harland*
CSF assigns understudies for all major roles. In the event that circumstances require an understudy to perform, there will be an announcement before the play. For a complete list of all understudies, visit www.coloradoshakes.org.
˚Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
* Member, Actors’ Equity Association
**Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
^Member, United Scenic Artists
+ Member, CSF Resident Acting Company
Stephen Weitz is a CSF Core Company member; this summer, you can see him playing the REAL Hamlet (not like the two-bit hacks in this show!). During his formative artistic years, he served as a company member with the Weehawken Theatre Caravan (America's Band of Traveling Players!). After an… incident (still pending legal clarification), Stephen was removed from his post at the WTC and for the past seven long, painful, lonely years, he has wandered a theatrical wasteland as WTC's artistic director-in-exile. Keep and eye out for his upcoming one-man musical revue, CHUBBINS!
Matt Mueller (Guest Actor) was born on February the 1st of November. When he was a little girl, he loved to sing and play dress-up with his sisters, and apparently, not much has changed. Matt’s previous bouts of running onstage and yelling inappropriately in BETC productions include Morisot Reclining, Antigone, Savage in Limbo and The Glass Menagerie. In his autumn years, he has been seen onstage at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Woody Guthrie’s American Song, Love’s Labours Lost, and Around the World in 80 Days in which he fell down more than a few times. This one’s for Cinnamang and Cardamom. Stephen and Geoff are f*%#ing awesome. BUH!
Geoffrey Kent is surprised CSF has welcomed him back after what happened at the 2008 closing night party: very, very surprised. Previously at CSF, Geoffrey has been in Cleopatra, Juliet, Viola, Phoebe, Luciana, Miranda and several Shrews. Recent roles include a star turn as Ratcliffe in the Denver Center Theatre Company's production of Richard III which prompted Denver Post critic John Moore to rave, "Cast members also included Geoffrey Kent." Also a fight director and stage combat teacher, he founded the poorly attended youth stage combat camp, RapierChildren. Geoffrey is the editor of the online Shakespeare fan blog: www.will.blog.iam.blog.shake.blog.speare.blog.blog.blog.dotnet/poker777/...