The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr at Carmel Repertory Theatre

The Carmel Repertory Theatre presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) a.k.a. The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr July 7th through 10th. This Indianapolis theater event is presented at the Carmel Arts Center Amphitheater by the Palladium. Admission is FREE for all ages, making this a perfect family outing for a fun evening of theatre. Performances are July 7 through 9th at 7 pm and July 10th at 2 pm. Make plans to check out the latest from Carmel Repertory Theatre.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a zany and fun show that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare. Three actors take on all of the classics with a “no holds bard” attitude. This irreverent script presents all 37 plays in 97 minutes in a fast paced romp through the world of Elizabethan England. During the show, three actors, who generally go by their own first names rather than donning certain characters, continually break the fourth wall of the stage through audience interaction. In fact, the success of some scenes hinges entirely on audience participation.

In addition, the script contains humorous footnotes that act as a commentary on Shakespeare’s works. Actors who present the play are generally encouraged to improvise their own commentary to add to these footnotes as they race through all of the Bard’s comedies, tragedies and histories. The production requires spontenaeity from the actors, who must react to the environment around them. For instance, actors are encouraged to reference current popular culture and local news in performance.

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfeld (founding members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company) The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 1987. Later, the Criterion Theatre in London mounted a production that ran for a record breaking nine years.

The play has become one of the most produced and celebrated homages to William Shakespeare. It has been translated into several different languages, causing its comedic take on classic Shakespeare to cross cultural boundaries. In addition, the show holds the (self proclaimed) world record for the shortest Hamlet ever, clocking in at 43 seconds.

Head to the Carmel Repertory Theatre to enjoy the play The London Times called “Stupendous, Anchorless Joy!” Picnic food will be available for purchase from “3 Days in Paris” Crepes and other vendors on sight. Plus enjoy a bit of Carmel music from Lonely Women.

Before the show, enjoy a meal at any of these Indianapolis restaurants or Carmel restaurants. Afterward, keep the laughs coming with drinks from any of these Indianapolis bars or Carmel bars. Stay tuned to for all the latest on fun things to do in Carmel. We cover Carmel arts to Carmel sports and everything in between. Make the most of the Circle City!

The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)
July 7, 8 and 9 at 7 pm
July 10 at 2 pm

Carmel Repertory Theatre
Carmel Arts Center
484 East Carmel Drive
Box 162
Carmel, IN 46032