The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] premiers April 1st

The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare

LSSU Theatre at the Lake Superior State University Arts Center presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Arts Center Director, Spencer Christensen, has directed this wild comedy and states, “It’s really about these three crazy guys who decide they’re going to do all 37 plays by William Shakespeare in 97 minutes – and they do!”

The play runs April 1st – 5th with all shows at 7:00 p.m. in the Arts Center Theatre. All tickets are free and the show is family friendly.

Christensen also wants you to know that, “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love the show. BUT if you HATE Shakespeare, you will REALLY LOVE this show.”

Asked why LSSU Theatre chose this production, Christensen added, “We really wanted to do a simple, crowd-pleasing, comedy – something where you can leave your cares and worries at the door for a few hours and just laugh at these great kids doing this production. It’s silly, fun, goofy, and just really funny.”

The production stars LSSU students Michael Oakes, Alex Czarnecki, and Dan Motz. “We’ve been in rehearsal since the spring semester started getting all the jokes as refined as possible,” said Christensen, “and the actors and crew are doing an amazing job.”

Christensen also stated, “The show was originally produced by The Reduced Shakespeare Company and it has been a huge hit since it was created in 1987. It was revised in 2007 and continues to make audiences across the country laugh.”

The production was made possible with the generous support from the Issues and Intellect Fund.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised] will be on the Arts Center Stage at 7:00 p.m. April 1st – 5th. Free parking is available in Lot K, in front of the Arts Center, and Lot E, behind the Cisler Center. The Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. Admission is FREE. For directions, tickets, and more information please visit www.lssu.edu/arts-center or call (906) 635-2787.