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Town and Country presents frolic through the Bard’s greatest works


Town and Country Players, in Buckingham, will present the popular parody, “The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” beginning Aug. 30, and running through Sept. 14.

The play, written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1987 and went on to nine record-breaking years on London’s West End, and has since been the world’s most performed stage parody for the last 32 years.

Director Sheldon Zeff suggested this show reasoning, “Who wouldn’t want to see all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays presented in 90 minutes by three talented actors (in tights) in a comedy? Not only is it a hilarious night out at the theater, but audiences also get a quick education in Shakespeare, one of the world’s most highly regarded playwrights ever to live.”

Zeff, working with Producer Nancy Ridgeway, put together a cast of well-known area actors – Michael Schiumo, Brian Kelly and Kevin Palardy – to act and improvise their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies.

Tickets are $20 and $10 for students (at the door and with current student ID); student tickets are subject to availability. There is an opening night reception for everyone Aug. 30, which includes refreshments. Tickets are available at the door, in advance at and from Brown Paper Tickets or by phoning BPT at 800-838-3006.

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