The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Revised

Saturday, January 26 | 8:00 pm

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” —The Today Show

Do you think that 3 men can summarize all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes? This question is made a reality in the hilarious and high energy ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’, performed by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. Their show is unforgettably funny and educational—one you won’t want to miss!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Revised (also known as The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)) is a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in comically shortened or merged form) by only three actors.

“A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve.” —Daily Variety

ABOUT REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: 

Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created ten world-renowned stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company’s itinerary has included stops off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the UK, and Europe.

The company’s first three shows, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Complete History of America (abridged) Revised and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) ran for nine years at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. They were London’s longest-running comedies, and the RSC had more shows running in the West End than Andrew Lloyd Webber. They were also funnier.

Admission: $38 – $48
JCC Members: $33 – $40
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.  Call (248) 661-1900 for more information.

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Nashville Hurricane | starring Chase Padgett

Saturday, March 2 | 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 3 | 4:00 pm

 Nashville Hurricane is a one man guitar epic. A manager, a mentor, a mother and a guitar prodigy tell their versions of what happened to the legendary fretboard phenomenon known as the ‘Nashville Hurricane.’ Filled with furious finger picking and unforgettable characters, the Nashville Hurricane will blow you away.

“From the moment actor Chase Padgett stepped onstage at the Calgary Fringe Festival, he had us in a grip” – FFWD Weekly

Chase Padgett brings audiences an out of this world experience in his “curious tale of fingerpickin’ fury”—Nashville Hurricane. Within his one man show, Padgett tells the story of a washed up guitar prodigy through the eyes of the performer’s manager, mother, blues playing friend, and the guitarist himself, all while charming audiences with spectacular guitar playing. Nashville Hurricane brings Padgett’s virtuosic guitar and acting skills to life and tells an electrifying, developed story.

“Actor Chase Padgett is nothing short of an electrical storm.” – Edmonton Journal

ABOUT CHASE: Chase Padgett has been an actor and musician for over 15 years.  While attending the University of Central Florida, Case studied and worked at the Sak Comedy Lab in Orlando, Fl, one of the best improv companies in the southeast.  After graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music he worked at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in various comedic and musical roles including custom song writing for special events.  In 2010 he premiered his first solo show “6 Guitars” which quickly became on of the most successful shows in the history of the North American Fringe Festival circuit, receiving numerous awards and setting box office records in almost every town in has played in.  His second solo show “Nashville Hurricane” went on to receive the same level of awards and audience numbers.  In 2014 Chase was handpicked to perform a sketch comedy showcase for NBC in Los Angeles where he was able to work with some of the best comedy talent in the field.  When not touring or audition in LA he resides in Portland, OR where he can be seen working with the Curious Comedy Theatre as a writer, performer, improviser and musician.

Admission: $38 – $48
JCC Members: $33 – $40
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.  Call (248) 661-1900 for more information.