The Reduced Shakespeare Company, creators of 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)' bring their latest Shakespearean romp to the New Victory. More…
That's right, the "Bad Boys of Abridgement" are back! Uproarious and rapid-fire, the Reduced Shakespeare Company makes sharp, short comedy in their latest sendup, spinning the Bard's 39 plays into a fast, funny, and fictional 40th. So don your best ruff and be not afeared—haply these comics are wickedly weird. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
See it if you enjoy sophomoric antics AND WmShakes. Fun to hear quotes used/misused. Lots of in-jokes for WS nerds, and broad humor for older kids.
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot. Or you're easily confused (swift-moving) or need to hear ea word (too fast/loud). Front rows audience particptn.
See it if you are familiar with the RSC's previous work & you're ready to let your guard down & enjoy some clever clowning at the expense of the Bard.
Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist, unable to laugh at a dissection & reassembly of his works with a fair mix of modern references & childish humor
See it if bad puns, dreadful costumes and great silliness work for you. They joyously confuse hawks with handsaws and all sorts of other things
Don't see it if you have not seen or read some Shakespeare. The slapstick may sustain attention but the corruption of the Bard brings the belly laughs
See it if You enjoy modern re-workings of Shakespeare. You enjoy physical comedy & truly terrible puns. You want fun & entertainment.
Don't see it if You have no familiarity w/Shakespeare. You prefer a traditional approach to Shakespeare. You dislike physical comedy & broad comedy.
See it if Very enjoyable, jokes come quickly. Some clever, some fall flat, but all in good fun. Amusing references. Will bring a smile to your face.
Don't see it if ...you don't like amusing, silly shows with lots of pop culture references.
See it if you like a very witty take on Shakespeare's plays all wrapped up in 2 hours. Three actors play all the roles with great ingenuity.
Don't see it if you do not like comedy, Shakespeare's plays or are offended by not taking Shakespeare's plays seriously.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare run amock with low brow humor passed off as children friendly. Often VERY smart and clever, but followed by crudeness.
Don't see it if This wasn't really kid friendly. I was surprised at the adult jokes and crudeness that was passed off as acceptable children's humor.
See it if you are not trying to entertain your children. Most of this is way above their heads unless they are Shakespeare scholars; much adult humor
Don't see it if you are not familiar with lots of Shakespeare's plays, you dislike puns, slapstick, corny humor & sight gags. Still, entertaining at times.
See it if you like tireless enthusiasm, harmless Renaissance Fair-level fun, ardent fanboys reimagining Shakespeare less lofty & more dorky
Don't see it if you don’t laugh out loud at puns even if you get them, expect a more interesting premise than skewering sacred cows for the heck of it
See it if You want to enjoy a lighter side of Shakespeare. You want to have some fun delivered by three very entertaining performers in multiple roles
Don't see it if You don't want to laugh. You don't want to see performers in multiple roles. You don't have a sense of humor.
See it if You're a Shakespeare fan and would like to bring the kids along to get a a taste of the bard and his plays in one short night or afternoon!
Don't see it if If you don't like anyone to mess with the Bard. This is all light and full of laughter. If you like the real tragedy's don't go.
See it if You enjoy Renn Faire-style comedy and performances.
Don't see it if You want something as exquisite, near perfection as the original Complete Works abridged.
See it if You know enough Shakespeare to get the puns, jokes & satire, with a steep detour into children's theatre & slapstick. Fun but 1 Act too long
Don't see it if You don't know the plays or do & expect speeches instead of the farce & rapid fun mash-up of characters & plots.
See it if you like puns, Shakespeare and Disney.
Don't see it if you aren't into slapstick or are looking for the exact mastery of Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged.
See it if You are interested in a light-hearted Shakespearean romp with 3 males playing myriad characters. Some clever moments, but not challenging.
Don't see it if You are a Shakespearean purist, or if you don't like portrayals of same-sex relationships. This is not deep analysis - it's just for fun.
See it if You & /or your older kids have seen a lot of Shakespeare & know the characters,lines & plots really,REALLY well
Don't see it if You have little or no familiarity with WS's plays; just like your Bard straight-up; don't care for 'punny' jokes
See it if you thought Shakespeare boring, want to have fun, want to LOL, want to see 3 actors play. Umerous parts, if you like Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You are. Shakespeare snob, expect to see original, don't expect to LOL, don't want to have fun, if you don't like antics, stay home.,
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and send ups of his work. This is one of the best pieces in their collection. The Magic Kingdom riff is brilliant
Don't see it if you want something serious, deep, or truly Shakespearean. This fun with the Bard that even he's sure to enjoy.
See it if If you want to bring your kids to a shapespearian related show. Be prepared for silly
Don't see it if If you want to ser something serious or dont want to be in a theater with a lot of childrem
See it if You can handle fast-paced dialogue with lots of pop culture thrown in. You’re looking for a very funny take on Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You are too serious about The Bard.
See it if you'd enjoy seeing a lampoon of Shakespeare plays filled with groan-worthy puns, constant riffing in place of real plot, and fart jokes.
Don't see it if Shakespeare, puns, and physical comedy aren't your thing. Material is oddly pitched too low for adults, yet is too smart for kids.
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and appreciate great comic performances. I love this theatre because it's so kid-friendly Good into to The Bard.
Don't see it if you take your Shakespeare too seriously.