OPPA! will celebrate its next Creator’s Series production produced for their more intimate black box style stage with the opening of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” on Friday, June 9th for a or a limited 6 show run. All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap actors in tights 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. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” was London’s longest-running comedy.
“If I may be so bold, I’d like to presume William Shakespeare never imagined his body of works would be staple theatre fare 400 years later. But with characters, themes, and plots that stand the test of time in their parallels of our modern world, how could they not?” said Mitch Daley, Production Director. “These pieces live on because he said what we’re all thinking, century after century. I’d also like to presume he never thought Romeo and Juliet would play their final death scene while wearing Chuck Taylors. It’s our honor – nay, duty – to blend Shakespeare’s robust points of view with a bit of SNL, a dash of Monty Python, and a heaping of pop culture references into one smooth but bonkers show. We’ve lovingly put our spin on this wacky concept, and we hope the audience has fun with us along the way!”
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Show dates are Friday and Saturday evenings June 9th through 24th
Located at On Pitch Performing Arts: 587 N Main Street, Layton, UT 84041
Limited Seating. General Admission Tickets: $12 plus fees.
Theatre Doors open at 6:30pm with performances beginning at 7:00pm
Tickets available through our website or by calling the Box Office at 385.209.1557
For more information and ticketing please see the link below:
A special thank you to Rice Media Group, members of the OPPA! Creator’s Club, Intermountain Layton Hospital, George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, First Community Bank, Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment of the Arts for their sponsorships and continued support.
About On Pitch Performing Arts: Established in 2016, a 501c(3) nonprofit, we exists to educate, entertain, and inspire children, adults and audiences with theatrical productions that range from musicals, plays, and new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning; and we celebrate the power of theatre to bring our community together.