Super Fun ‘Shakespeare’ Opens at SCC Tonight

Purpled Pheasant Productions, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, New York, photo, Nathaniel Johnston, NJohnston Photography, www.njohnstonphotography.com

Purpled Pheasant Productions will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” starring Ian Harkins (stabbing), Rafe Terrizzi (cowering) and Shannon Harris (jumping) at the  Southampton Cultural Center starting tonight. Photo by: Nathaniel Johnston, NJohnston Photography, http://www.njohnstonphotography.com

Purpled Pheasant Productions is staging the genius comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” which ran to rave reviews and an impressive 9-year run on London’s West End, in the Hamptons this summer. The uproarious slapstick romp, which lovingly parodies the greatest words of The Bard, will stage at the Southampton Cultural Center in Southampton Thursdays through Saturdays from July 14 -31.

The show—a wild and fun homage to Shakespeare’s canon, laden with physical comedy, fast-and-furious entrances and exits and hot costume changes—follows three enthusiastic but hilariously misinformed actors who attempt to stage all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in comically “abridged” form. The brand-new company, staging its inaugural season at the Southampton Cultural Center, brings fresh new Equity talent and Broadway-caliber productions to the East End.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” stars Ian Harkins, Rafe Terrizzi and Shannon Harris. The show is directed by Craig George, and produced by Purpled Pheasant Productions with Mr. Harkins, Kimberly Loren, and Mr. Terrizzi, in partnership with the Southampton Cultural Center. The show will stage at the Southampton Cultural Center in Southampton Thursdays through Saturdays from July 14 -31. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets are $30, $28 seniors and $20 for students with valid ID, and those 18 years of age and under. $20 group sale ticket pricing available for large groups of 10 or more. Opening Night tickets are $50 and included entrance to an Opening Night Party at the Southampton Inn immediately following the show. For more information, visit http://www.purpledpheasant.org or to purchase tickets, please visit or scc-arts.org

 

Purpled Pheasant Productions, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, New York, photo, Nathaniel Johnston, NJohnston Photography, www.njohnstonphotography.com

Purpled Pheasant Productions, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, New York, photo, Nathaniel Johnston, NJohnston Photography, http://www.njohnstonphotography.com

 

Purpled Pheasant Productions, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, New York, photo, Nathaniel Johnston, NJohnston Photography, www.njohnstonphotography.com

Purpled Pheasant Productions, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Southampton Cultural Center, Southampton, New York, photo, Nathaniel Johnston, NJohnston Photography, http://www.njohnstonphotography.com

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