Speedy Shakespeare Show Under Stars at ACU
for immediate release June 2, 1998The annual Shakespeare Festival under the stars in Abilene Christian University's Beauchamp Amphitheatre will present not one, but all of the Bard's works at break-neck speed Friday-Saturday, June 12-13.
The crazy comedy production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" begins each night at 8:30 p.m.
Compiled by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer, the play was recently produced in Los Angeles where a theater critic described the show as "Shakespeare as written by Readers' Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the Minute Waltz."
The ACU show will feature three zany actors: Steve Pounders, assistant professor of theatre; Gary Varner, associate professor of theatre; and Tom Bain, senior theatre major from Beaverton, Ore. Lisa (Lawrence) Holland, a 1990 ACU graduate from Aledo, who recently interned at the Dallas Theater Center, will direct the production.
The shows are free thanks to a generous grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.
"So treat yourself and your family and bring your picnic dinners, blankets, stadium chairs and have a wild ride through this condensed version of the Bard," said Adam Hester, chair of ACU's Department of Theatre.
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