Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brush up your Shakespeare!

I had the most delightful evening Tuesday night at the Booth Theater watching the "Reduced Shakespeare Company here in Charlotte.

All it took was 97 minutes to condense all of the Bard's 37 plays -both tragedies and comedies with some sonnet relief to boot!

Even though some of the material was fairly new to the audience, I have to say it helps if you know the plot of "Romeo and Juliet" or at least the movie, "Shakespeare in Love." You'll get a lot more out of the inside jokes.

For a delightful evening, run, don't walk and get the to the theater!

More info...

Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) plays October 27 through November 1 at the Booth Playhouse (130 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28202).Tickets start at just $24.50.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 704-372-1000 or visit


Samantha Ford said...

Thanks for the recommendation at book club on Thursday, Alison.

We took six of our gals from our own book club and loved it! Hijinks galore! What fun we had! Even ate at Zink, just like you suggested afterwards.

A lovely evening!

Fantasy_Bookshop said...

Oh I love the Reduced Shakespeare Company! I first met them in a lift at BBC House in London. Then when they came to my home city in Australia I went and saw them perform.
Not to be missed!