Friday night there will be a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) ” at the Labelle Theater on D Street in South Charleston. Tickets are ten bucks for adults and seven dollars for students. The show stars Kevin Pauley, Jason Dunbar, and Duncan Stokes from the No Pants Players, and just played to rave reviews a couple of weeks ago at Camp Washington Carver.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is exactly what it says it is: 37 of the most legendary plays in English history performed in 97 minutes. The show was the longest running comedy in London during its run and, according to the N.Y. Times, is “full of gung-ho vitality.”
From two men performing all of the major characters of “Romeo and Juliet,” to “Titus Andronicus” done as a cooking show, to “Othello” being done as a rap, the show is full of energy and runs at a breakneck pace. It concludes with “Hamlet,” which is done normal, fast, faster and backwards!
Tara Phares-Pauley directs for Everyman Players. The show stars Jason Dunbar, Kevin Pauley and Duncan Stokes, all of the No-Pants Players comedy troupe. Everyman Players is a non-profit group that brings theater programs and workshops to area schools for little to no money. This show is a fundraiser for the group to continue this mission here in the Kanawha Valley and abroad. This comedy will only be performed for one night, so be sure to make plans to attend.
If you go: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” starts at 8 PM, Friday September 29 at the Labelle Theater in South Charleston. Tickets are $10, or $7 for students.