Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield Running Time: 2 hours

November 19, 2014 to
December 14, 2014

Studio Theatre
Directed by Ray Jivoff

Featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski
(Four UW-Whitewater alumni!)

Celebrate the holidays with a rowdy band of overachievers who attempt to perform all of Shakespeare's plays in 99 minutes! The [REVISED] script features new jokes along this madcap journey through Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies. With the added bonus of live music in this production, we'll be rockin' and rollin' with the Bard!

Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield

Chris Klopatek

Rick Pendzich

Chase Stoeger

Marcus Truschinski

Production Staff
Director Ray Jivoff
Scenic Designer Steve Barnes
Costume Designer Jason Orlenko
Lighting Designer Holly Blomquist
Properties Master Nikki Kulas
Sound Designer Jeff Russell
Stage Manager Judy Martel
<November 2014>
161718197:30 PM (P)207:30 PM (P)218:00 PM (O)224:00 PM8:00 PM
232:00 PM2425267:30 PM (V)27288:00 PM294:00 PM8:00 PM
302:00 PM1231:00 PM (*)47:30 PM (T)58:00 PM64:00 PM8:00 PM

T=Talkback: post-show Q&A with actors and director
*=Talk Theatre: pre-show interactive discussion beginning at noon
V=ViewPoints: pre-show presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Talk Theatre

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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The Complete Works of Wm Shakespeare (abridged) release

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Media Coverage

Shakespeare: In 120 minutes or less

Thursday, November 27, 2014

by Anne Siegel, Wisconsin Gazette; Alas, poor Shakespeare! You thought you knew him well … and then came a merry band of pranksters to ruffle your refined sensibilities. That’s what happens in the uproarious The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised].

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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s satisfying production

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express; ... Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents a satisfying production of the frenetic comedy in which four men bring comically abbreviated versions of all of Shakespeare’s plays to the stage in less than two hours.

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Chamber Theatre sequel to Shakespeare amusing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

by Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman; Shakespeare is on the docket again, this time in an abridged format, where a quartet of talented actors, all Whitewater theater program graduates, unite to amuse us with a penchant for parody, physical humor and expertise in rendering the Bard’s words whenever they actually quote him.

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Milwaukee Magazine review

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

by Paul Kosidowski, Milwaukee Magazine; In the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s madcap production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], Steve Barnes’ rec room of a set is dominated by musical instruments...

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MCT Shakespeare Spoof is a Nonstop Riot

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

by Dominique Noth, Urban Milwaukee Dial; It’s hardly the first time around in Milwaukee for the comedic rowdiness now known as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]. But this manifestation (more accurately a manic-festation) emerges as the raunchiest best and most topical of them all at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s studio stage through December 14.

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Four Favorite Actors Musically Revive Chamber Theatre's SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDED) [REVISED]

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World; Abridged, musicized, revised and revolutionized---Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents an innovative version of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre by adding a fourth actor to the popular three person production.

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Shakespeare Behind-the-Scenes video

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Click "more info" to get a Behind-the-Scenes look at THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]!

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Sneak peek video

Monday, November 17, 2014

Click "more info" to watch a sneak peek of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]!

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Theatre alums reunite to take on "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

Monday, October 13, 2014

by Jonathan Fera, UW-Whitewater News; Rick Pendzich '03, fondly remembers playing the roll of Nathan Detroit in the UW-Whitewater production of "Guys and Dolls," a musical depicting the relationship between gambling and love. That comical production also starred Chris Klopatek '04, Chase Stoeger '02 and Marcus Truschinski '04, three UW-Whitewater alumni currently working as professional actors.

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