New Frontier Theater Company's production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is a non-stop, frantic spoof and parody of all of the bard's plays. Except Coriolanus, of course. No spoilers, you'll have to go to see why.
Take the Marx Brothers, Three Stooges and Monty Python’s Flying Circus, give them Shakespeare’s plays and out would come the latest New Frontier Theater Company production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. And in 97 minutes, no less.
The Complete Works is a non-stop, frantic spoof and parody of all of the bard’s plays. Except Coriolanus, of course. No spoilers, you’ll have to go to see why.
All the characters are played by the high energy and talented trio of Elizabeth Errett, Kim Nile and Mikala Thompson. Between switching plays, changing costumes and the quick fire banter, the three actresses deliver a hilarious view of arguably the most famous English language writer in history.
All of Shakespeare’s plays, except Hamlet and Coriolanus, of course, are delivered in the first half. The second half of the show is devoted entirely to Hamlet. Suffice to say, you have never, ever, ever seen Hamlet like this. Or any of the other plays, either. There is even audience participation.
This a nothing-even-comes-close-to-it production. Funny, ribald and devilishly clever, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is not to be missed.
Complete Works of William Shakespeare was first performed in 1987 in Scotland, moving on to a nine-year run in London. The show has been translated into many languages as it played all over the world.
New Frontier Theater Company founder and director Bennett Gale announced that the Company has found a home at Dunsmuir High School, where it will be the theater company in residence for the coming school year.
For the show only, adults are $15, students $10. Dinner theater tickets are adults $35, students $30. For tickets see: www.newfrontiertheatrecompany.com or at Village Books in Mount Shasta, Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir and Snow Creek Studios in Mount Shasta.
Dinner theater dates at Dunsmuir High School are July 2 and 9 at 7 p.m. The dinner theater doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. Dinner reservations must be made one week before show dates.
The dinner includes a choice of chicken or vegetarian entree, appetizer and dessert. Dinner is prepared by local chef Liza Wood, owner of Lunchbox Dinners. She specializes in organic, healthy take-home and catered meals. For more information visit her website: www.tinyletter.com/lunchboxdinners.
Show-only performances are at Dunsmuir High School and McCloud Mercantile Hotel.
The Dunsmuir show-only dates are July 1 and 8 at 7 p.m. and July 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. The McCloud show-only date is July 22 at 7 p.m.
Dunsmuir High School is located at 5805 High School Way in Dunsmuir. The McCloud Mercantile Hotel is located at 241 Main Street in McCloud.
For more information, call 530-232-5431 or email at email@example.com.