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Celebrating Chester Eitze's 30th Year at the Bastrop Opera House
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Shakespeare's 37 plays in 97 minutes - see it to believe it!!!
Directed by Chester Eitze
(30th Anniversary Season)
Fridays & Saturdays, August 22, 23,
29 & 30 at 7:30 pm
Do NOT miss this show.
This play parodies the plays of William Shakespeare and they are performed (in comically shortened or amalgamated form) by three terrific actors.
The script was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and later ran for almost a decade at the Criterion Theatre in London. It has become one of the world's most popular scripts, playing frequently in a variety of languages. It is notable for holding the (self-proclaimed) world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet both forward and backwards. The script has been updated by the authors.
“This irreverent deconstruction of
Shakepeare's work makes a dilly of poor Willy. A fantasia of zany energy
that throws together Monty Python-ish drag and Mel Brook-ish anything-for-a-laugh
“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
embodies one of comedy's most essential impulses: the adolescent urge to
take a baseball bat to the culturally revered. A mix of pratfalls, puns,
willful mis-readings of names and dialogue, clunky female impersonations,
clean-cut ribaldry, and broad burlesque. The gung-ho vitality is impossible
to resist. The conversion of the histories into a football game is very
funny. So is a rap version of OTHELLO. HAMLET truly soars and allows the
actors to come into their own as manic clowns. At its giddiest, its tone
recalls the fabled Bullwinkle cartoon shows.”
“Fresh, energetic and funny. A wild
and silly frolic.”
Recommended for audiences ages 14 and up.
Nancy Benner paints with oil, watercolor, and acrylics, but prefers oil and watercolor. She began painting at age 12, in private lessons. The teacher had an entirely different style so painting was set aside until her later teen years. She did participate during those years in a lot of art projects at school, even winning some awards. Her favorite artists are Dalhart Windberg, G. Harvey, Mark Pettit, and Ruth Ortiz. She enjoys painting in their styles. She feels that her landscapes are her best, though she does put people in some of her paintings as well as ancient buildings and scenes from Europe; sometimes painting from photos taken while traveling.
Nancy enjoys teaching her Sunday School class where she and Alton are very involved in the activities and responsibilities of their church. She also enjoys clog dancing, sewing (where she won a ribbon at the State Fair in Dallas), designing (especially quilts) and home décor as well. Her love for the Bastrop Opera House began when the "Bastrop Yesterfest" had the cloggers do their annual clogging show on stage there. Nancy lives in Manchaca, in a home designed and built by Nancy and Alton, her husband of 56 years. They have a son and daughter and 7 grandchildren.
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