See all of Will's work in a single production

Oct. 27, 2005

Lacey – Faster than you can say Wllm Shkspre, you’ll be able to see all 37 of the immortal bard’s plays performed on stage, when the Saint Martin’s University department of theatre arts presents “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspre (abridged).” Curtains rise at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-3 for the (in)famous production, written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The venue will be the university’s Kreielsheimer Arts Building, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE.

The show is directed by Saint Martin’s student Alecia Burke. Acting in the production will be Jesse Gold, Matt Pritchard and Christopher Lange, also Saint Martin’s students.

Be prepared. After a longish version of “Romeo and Juliet,” this wacky romp through Shakespeare covers all 16 comedies in the single “Comedy of Two Well-Measured Gentlemen Lost in the Merry Wives of Venice on a Midsummer's Twelfth Night in Winter” before hacking down the tragedies and reducing the histories en masse to a football game.

Remember -- for the low, low price of $10, $6 for students and seniors, at the door, you’ll get to sit through all 37 Shksprean plays and 150 sonnets -- sort of. If you come on Nov. 30, you can get by paying less, since it’s a pay-what-you-Will (no pun intended) performance, AND you’ll be able to impress your friends by telling them you’ve seen all the Shakespearean plays performed!

For more information, please contact David Hlavsa, chair of the department of theatre arts, 360-438-4345;

For more information:

David Hlavsa
Associate professor, Theatre Arts

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator