Reduced Shakespeare Co presents William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35/ $30/ $25

Reduced Shakespeare Co presents William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) @ the BCPA on Fri., Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. JUST ANNOUNCED! $5.00 Student Tickets Available at the BCPA Ticket Office or by phone at 309-434-2777. Must Show student ID.

Discounts: Senior, Youth/Student, Military, 4+

In this strange-yet-familiar narrative, an ancient grudge pits Puck (from A Midsummer’s Night Dream) against Ariel (from The Tempest) and turns Shakespeare’s canon upside-down, creating such strange bedfellows as Hamlet and that master motivator Lady Macbeth, Viola and Richard III, King Lear and the Weird Sisters, and (of course) Dromio and Juliet. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, the production weaves together most of the famous speeches and plot devices of Shakespeare’s thirty-nine plays to create a fast, funny, and fictional fortieth, filled with witty wordplay and vaudevillian variety.

“The lickety-split pacing [and] cheerfully impudent tone…it’s Shakespeare as you’ve never imagined!” – Washington Post

Show sponsored by Carole & Jerry Ringer


  • Occurred Friday, January 19th, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

600 N East St
Bloomington, 61701


thom rakestraw

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