Today, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) appears in a review by Michelle Pilecki in the City Paper. Read about the production, then buy your tickets! 10 chances left to see the show!
After opening on Friday night, the Young Burghers posted about their experience at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Check out what they had to say:
You can also read about us in the Tribune-Review, in a preview article by Alice Wlaker here: http://triblive.com/aande/theaterarts/3430192-74/shakespeare-company-kirtland#axzz2KyMz4v4O
Of course, the best thing to do is come and see us for yourself!
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, directed by Elizabeth Ruelas and featuring Nicholas Browne, Andy Kirtland and Connor McCanlus opened this weekend to a very enthusiastic audience. Get your tickets, now!
3 actors and about 74 costumes pieces for this 1 show. There really has to be that many different pieces for a show like this, I mean, they are performing the Complete Works of Shakespeare... Abridged. Now granted in most cases 1 piece counts as a watch, but it still counts. So tackling a show like this has been different than ones I did in the past, I'm used to actors making 1 maybe 2 changes max during a show. But with just the 3 actors, you need a different approach, so instead of making total head to toe costume changes, the actors are throwing on a different vest, or a different hat, and poof are now a new character. The guys have been nothing but great and willing to try on whatever I throw at them and parade around in it to make sure it fits. At this point the big part is making sure names are in the costumes, and I also want cheat sheets, so that everyone knows what each character should look like. It has been a lot, so I've been looking to beg and borrow wherever I can. But it's still a lot of begging and borrowing and making from scratch, though I knew that going into this production. There's just something about theatre people that love that brand of chaos. I'm sure the audience members will love seeing the show, just as much as I've loved working on it.
We're already a week into rehearsals and I couldn't be more thrilled with the incredibly high level of talent from the actors and the design team. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) began over twenty years ago as a collaborative effort, and we are carrying on with that tradition in this production. The actors not only bring their experience and professionalism into the theatre every day - they also bring their impressive improv skills, which makes me laugh to the point of tears sometimes. The amazing stage manager and design team are constantly bringing fresh ideas to the production, and everyone emotes not only respect for the Bard - but respect for each other during this creative process. I am a huge fan of Mr. Shakespeare, and have been performing, teaching, and constantly learning his works since I was a teenager. It is an honor to bring this fun and hilarious show done in a new way to the Pittsburgh Playwright's Theatre for Unseam'd Shakespeare Company's 20th Season.
I can't wait to see what this weeks' rehearsals will bring!
-Elizabeth Ruelas, director The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Unseam’d Shakespeare Company kicks off its 20th Anniversary Season by producing every work that William Shakespeare wrote! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will run from February 15 through March 02 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Unseam’d Shakespeare Company’s preview performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at 8pm. Our preview is a great way to treat your Valentine to a show with our preview special: all tickets are only $15, and 2-for-1 if purchased online! Online box office closes an hour and a half before show time.
On Sunday, April 7th all are welcomed to Unseam’d Shakespeare Company’s Fundraiser to be held at Truth on Pittsburgh’s Southside. Come for the food, stay for the entertainment and give to be a part of our Company.
The Tempest or The Enchanted Isle will have its second US production in Scott Palmer’s adaptation, from Dryden and D’Avenant’s take on William Shakespeare’s classic. Come to the Cathedral of Learning June 12 – 29 to see The Tempest like you never have before.
PITTSBURGH DAY OF GIVING 2013: Pittsburgh Gives, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Foundation, will take place from 12am – 11:59pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Every donation over $25 dollars will be partially matched. This is a great way to give to Unseam’d Shakespeare as we prepare for 20 more years of great theatre. Mark your calendars. But don’t wait until October 3 to give. We accept donation year-round.