Written by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer, this show was the longest running comedy in London’s West End, playing for nine years. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” opens Friday, Aug. 12, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 28.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” touches on all 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and histories in just over 90 minutes as three actors weave their way through all of the bard’s works in this fast-paced production.
Performing in the show are Seth Clerget, Josh Dean and Cameron Zona.
Clerget has performed at Aurora Community Theater, the Fine Arts Association and Chagrin Valley Little Theater as well as other theaters in the area.
In addition to being an experienced actor, Dean, no stranger, to the Rabbit Run stage, has also appeared on film as an actor and stunt performer with Stunt Predators, USA.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is high-school junior Zona’s second stage appearance at Rabbit Run Theater.
This production is directed by Mark Cipra. Cipra has directed plays both classical and modern at various theaters in Northeast Ohio and acted in numerous roles as varied as King Lear to Captain Hook.
An event connected with the Saturday., Aug. 13, performance is “Much Ado About Rabbit Run”, a benefit for Rabbit Run Community Arts Association.
Guests will enjoy favorite British pub foods while bidding on auction items. A town crier will keep guests abreast of the evening’s events, while period-costumed singers perform throughout the evening. A selfie corner with costumes will be available, plus lots of games to play. The evening is topped off with a performance of the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”.
Tickets for all performances and “Much Ado About Rabbit Run” are available by calling the box office at 440-428-7092, Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. or on line at www.rabbitrunonline.org. Tickets are $21/adult and $19/senior, student and $60/person for “Much Ado About Rabbit Run”. For group packages and rates call 440-428-5913.
Guests are welcome to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on the grounds of the theater prior to a show in the new picnic pavilion or courtyards.
All shows begin at 8 p.m. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is rated for general audiences.
Rabbit Run Theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH. Rabbit Run receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, Behm Family Funeral Home, Chemsultants and McDonalds (Damon Morgan Corp.)
Above photo is (L to R): Cameron Zona, Seth Clerget and Josh Dean. Photo credit Kathy Sandham.