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The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition

October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Who will be our next President — Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? Kim Kardashian? In The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition, the Reduced Shakespeare Company will provide the historical context that is guaranteed to confuse any American voter.  Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company returns with 600 Years of History in 6000 seconds!

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company in
The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition
Written and Directed by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor

Who will be our next President — Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? Kim Kardashian? In The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition, the Reduced Shakespeare Company will provide the historical context that is guaranteed to confuse any American voter.  Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company returns with 600 Years of History in 6000 seconds! The “bad boys of abridgment” go from Christopher Columbus to Neil Armstrong, from George Washington to Barack Obama, yea verily from the Bering Strait to Baghdad, from the New World to the New World Order. It’s a ninety-minute roller coaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History.

And in this Election Edition, the presidential frontrunners (and who knows, maybe the President himself!) may just put in an appearance to answer audience questions: Who really discovered America? How old was John McCain at the beginning of the Civil War? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a light bulb?  History is normally written by the winners… now it’s the RSC’s turn.

In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo.  All children (and parents) are different, so we’ve chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.


The Reduced Shakespeare Company

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. The “Bad Boys of Abridgment” have created nine stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over.

Since its pass-the-hat origins in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has created ten world-renowned stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces, all of which have been performed, seen, and heard the world over. The company’s itinerary has included stops off-Broadway, at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, as well as performances in Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malta, Singapore and Bermuda, plus countless civic and university venues throughout the USA, the UK, and Europe.

The company’s first three shows, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) , The Complete History of America (abridged), and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) ran for nine years at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus. They were London’s longest-running comedies, and the RSC had more shows running in the West End than Andrew Lloyd Webber. They were also funnier.
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“Breathlessly paced slapstick merriment… intellectual vaudeville.” – The New York Times

“Comic Gold” – The Washington Post

“A breathlessly irreverent and pun-filled romp!” – The Washington Post

 “…is an absolute, resolute, hoot, of a bawdy comedy of errors!” – Broadway World

“Whatever you’re doing, stop now. Run – do not walk; run – to…the glorious ray of sunshine that is William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).” – DC Metro

“The Reduced Shakespeare Company has always been a hybrid of highbrow and low humor, and this show hits that sweet spot to appeal to all comers.” – DC Theatre Scene 


Saturday, October 1
8:00 PM | Newlin Hall

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Date:
October 1, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm
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Venue

Newlin Hall
600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Phone:
1-877-HIT-SHOW