“A surefire holiday pick-me-up!” – Mill Valley Patch
“Clever, smart and funny comedy for grown-ups” – Sonoma County Gazette
“The RSC are exhaustingly uproarious; truly adept comedians.” - Talkin’ Broadway
The Reduced Shakespeare Company has skewered history, the Bible and the world’s most celebrated playwright. Now, they seek to answer one of life’s greatest mysteries: What makes people laugh? The “bad boys of abridgement” leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in 90 rollicking minutes. Read the playbill >
Written, directed and performed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti
Recommended for youth aged 13 and up.
LENGTH OF SHOW – One hour and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
While the Reduced Shakespeare Company has certainly grown from their pass-the-hat act at Novato’s Renaissance Pleasure Faire, the now internationally renowned touring comedy troupe remains a Marin favorite. Known for taking long, serious subjects (like the complete works of Shakespeare) and reducing them to short, sharp comedies, their newest (abridged) work takes on a challenge entirely new: the history of what’s funny to begin with.
IN THE NEWS
Splashed on the cover of Pacific Sun
Featured in this month’s American Theatre magazine
RSC’s send up of the Supreme Court made the Wall Street Journal
“Comedy” co-writer Reed Martin interviewed by San Francisco Chronicle and KRCB-FM (starts at 42 min)
“Comedy” co-writer Austin Tichenor interviewed by KWMR-FM (starts at 29 min)