By Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by veteran Dover Little Theatre actor John Trumbull in his directorial debut
WHEN: September 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23 & 24; Friday and Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday Matinees, September 11 & 18 at 2 PM
WHERE: Dover Little Theatre, 69 Elliott Street, Dover
Reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 973.328.9202.
An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays—All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.
Warning! This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders and/or people inclined to motion sickness! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy. (Above L-R: Glen D. Post, Nicholas Pasquali, Sam Salter)
Featuring Nicholas Pasquali of West Orange, Glen D. Post of Boonton and Sam Salter of West Milford.
A FEW WORDS FROM THE DIRECTOR:
John Trumbull said, “I love the show because it’s very literate, very funny, but at the same time wonderfully accessible. It’s funny even if you’re not a Shakespeare expert.”
This show looks to be perfect for the DLT audiences. According to John, “People are busy these days. Who has the time to see an entire Shakespearian play? We do Romeo and Juliet in 16 minutes, Hamlet in under a half hour, and we spend even less time on all those you haven’t heard of. After 97 minutes, you will walk out the theater remarkably more cultured than when you went in.” Laughingly, he added, “This show is perfect for people who love great works of theatre but who also have short attention spans!” (Above L-R: Glen D. Post, Sam Salter, Nicholas Pasquali )
“If you could”, quips John, “imagine Shakespeare Cliff Notes, by way of Monty Python, and you have a very good idea of the style of the show. The remarkable cast and I believe that, William Shakespeare would not only love this show, we also believe that he would go bowling with us after each performance.”
With a quick wink, John revealed a surprising show teaser. “I’m not supposed to mention this”, he whispered, “but we’ve actually contracted William Shakespeare to do a surprise cameo during one performance. Since I can’t say which one it’ll be, you’re just going to have to see every single show.”