'That it should come to this:' The complete works of William Shakespeare revealed in less than two hours

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:35

    Sugar Loaf — The Lycian Centre’s “On the Wharf” Theatre by the Lake will present “The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” a comedy where three guys set out to present all of Shakespeare’s plays in one evening. In under two hours, guests are treated to a “roast” of The Bard that includes Titus Andronicus as a cooking show; Othello as a rap song; all 16 comedies rolled into one; the history plays as a football game; and Hamlet — fast, faster and backwards for a total of 37 plays in 97 minutes. Ian Murphy, Alan Andrews and Brian Nieves brazenly blend “the best of the brilliant Bard” with the bottom of the absurdity barrel in this feast of inspired lunacy directed by Ellis. Whether you’re the Bard’s biggest fan or haven’t read a word since high school, organizers said this laugh-out-loud production is sure to win you over. Performances are Aug. 12 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling 469-2287,