Fun Shakespeare Next for NUACT!
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare,
Abridged & Revised
The Door 4 Theatre
ISD88 15 N State. Use Washington Street Parking Lot.
Performances June 6-7-8
Produced & Directed by Paul Warshauer
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (also known as The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged)) is a play written by Adam Long,Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in comically shortened or amalgamated form) by only three actors. Typically, the actors use their real names and play themselves rather than certain characters. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation. The director and stage crew may also be directly involved in the performance and become characters themselves.
The script contains many humorous footnotes on the text that are often not included in the performance. However, improvisation plays an important role and it is normal for the actors to deviate from the script and have spontaneous conversations about the material with each other or the audience. It is also common for them to make references to pop culture or to talk about local people and places in the area where performance is done. As a result, each performance can be vastly different from another, even with the same cast.
The writers, Long, Singer, and Winfield—former founding members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company—first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987 and later played at the Criterion Theatre in London, where it ran for nine years. It has become one of the world’s most popular shows, playing frequently in a variety of languages. It is notable for holding the (self-proclaimed) world record for the shortest-ever performance of Hamlet, clocking in at 43 seconds, as well as the fastest performance of Hamlet backwards, at 42 seconds.
NUACT Season 2013-2014
Peter Pan, Aug 5 – 9, 2013. Summer Theatre Camp, for grades K-6. Kids create their own Peter Pan, with the City of New Ulm, Parks & Recreation at the Comm. Center.
German Day Parade. October 5, 2013 on Minnesota Street Once again, NUACT volunteers, (new and old) will March in costume, with chimney sweep brooms, down Minnesota Street.
Rumpelstiltskin. October 5 & 12, 2013. Marketplazt Mall, Downtown New Ulm. A Children’s workshop for Grades 1 – 6 on October 5 at the former Middle School and three public performances for Oktoberfest at the NU Marktplatz Mall on October 12 at 11:00 am, noon, and 1:00pm
The Superhero Project. October 23 – November 20, 2013. Open to ALL students in grades 4-6 with workshops held at Washington Elementary School on Wednesday afternoons. Create a Superhero or Villain and participate in a show and pizza party on Nov. 20
Hansel & Gretel. October 26, 2013. Red Rock Center, Fairmont, MN. NUACT travels to Fairmont to conduct a children’s workshop in the morning for kids in all grades, followed by a performance in the afternoon in Fairmont, MN at the Red Rock Arts Center.
Who Stole My Schnitzel? November 2, 2013 Turner Hall, New Ulm, MN A Season Opener! An original Murder Mystery Dinner theatre performance for NUBRA, New Ulm Business Retail Assoc., Turner Hall.
The Elves & the Shoemaker. November 30, 2013 NU Event Center. For Christkindlmarkt 3 public performances at 11 am , 1 pm and 3 pm on Nov. 30 in the NU Event Center
Who Kidnapped Santa Claus? December 7, 2013. New Ulm Country Club. An original play for The Rotary Community Holiday Party open to all at the New Ulm Country Club.
A Seussified Christmas Carol December 13-15 , 2013. Martin Luther College New Ulm, MN. Our annual radio play, classic tale told in Seuss language!
Acting/Directing Workshops on selected Saturdays from Jan. – Apr. 2014. An opportunity for new and experienced performers to study acting/directing. Open to the public for ages 18 and older.
Valentine’s Day Show February 14-16, 2014. Holiday Inn, New Ulm, MN. NUACT continues its tradition of a lovely musical dinner/theatre performance at the classy New Ulm Holiday Inn
Murder at Bock Fest February 28 & March 1, 2014. Grand Kabaret NU, MN. A tradition of a hilarious “WhoDunit” dinner theatre returns to the Grand Kabaret during Bock Fest.
April 5, 2014: A DIRECTING WORKSHOP A one day symposium in the 900 seat community auditorium in New Ulm. This is for all veteran and new community theatre directors. Call (507) 359-9990 for a syllabus, information and to register. Limit 30 participants. $50.00 per person.
Murder at the Red Rock Art Center April 25 & 26, 2013. NUACT returns again to the scene of the crime for another original dinner theatre murder mystery in Fairmont, MN.
Shakespeare in the Park & The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abr.) May 2014. Scenes with the Mosaic Theatre Company of Mankato. Then NUACTS production by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield; A very humorous look at all the great Shakes. plays in short scenes and funny interpretations.
The Complete Works of Wm. Shakeaspeare, Abridged! June 6,7,8. A madcap comedy attempting to present ALL of Bill Shakespeare’s plays in under 90 minutes.
Bavarian Blast Parade July 20, 2014. NUACT will show off its summer musical, “Fiddler on the Roof” with a large parade float during the parade with actors, singers and dancers.
Fiddler on the Roof July 24-27 2014. DAC Auditorium, New Ulm, MN. Our large regional summer musical at the air conditioned New Ulm Auditorium.
Theatre Camp for Kids August 11-15, 2014. This year kids in grades K-8 will create their own “Treasure Island” from the classic by Robert Louis Stevenson at the New Ulm Community Center.
Peter Pan in Nicolett. August 4-8, 2014. Exciting summer camps for kids coming to the beautiful Community Theatre. To register, contact Jenna Silva at 507-232-3411 ext 310.