SANDY — The Sandy Arts Guild production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged was an entirely enjoyable homage to the Bard. The premise of the show created by the Reduced Shakespeare Company is to put on a “feat not yet performed in theater” by portraying all 37 of William Shakespeare in one evening, accomplishing this by generally skipping everything and cutting to the chase. The night becomes a wonderful chase through all these plays. The production absorbs you from the second the announcements start, with jokes and funny personal comments. From then on you just keep wondering what will happen next— and almost everything does. Some of my particularly favorite moments included a moment of evangelical preaching holding an oversized copy of the Complete Works… in place of the Bible, an audience-created Mad Lib to represent Shakespeare’s sonnets, a BYU – Utah football rivalry to explain the history plays, and a scholarly presentation on “Shakespeare’s Apocrypha” that turns into Troilus and Cressida represented by kids toys. Don’t expect this night to be an idle one in the theater. Audience interaction prevails throughout the show. The night I attended included some wonderful moments where one actor had a conversation with his grandmother or when the actors didn’t want to perform Coriolanus (because they were offended by the “Anus play”) one audience member burst out with a “Get over...Read More
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