Reduced Shakespeare Company Are 2002's Reducers in LA, Cincy, Pittsburgh, DC

News   Reduced Shakespeare Company Are 2002's Reducers in LA, Cincy, Pittsburgh, DC Reduced Shakespeare Company, the comedy troupe who reduced Shakespeare, the U.S. and God to their basic elements in The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abriged), The Complete History of America (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), have created a new show. The Reducers, set for a Los Angeles debut at the Bang Theater in June, will travel the U.S. in 2002-03, including stops in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

Reduced Shakespeare Company, the comedy troupe who reduced Shakespeare, the U.S. and God to their basic elements in The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abriged), The Complete History of America (abridged) and The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), have created a new show. The Reducers, set for a Los Angeles debut at the Bang Theater in June, will travel the U.S. in 2002-03, including stops in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

In this latest romp from Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, the Reduced Shakespeare Company dissects the entire world's literary canon. In a little more than a hour and a half, the troupe will traverse mankind's greatest works from the short and sweet sayings of Confucius to the volumous volumes of Charles Dickens and Marcel Proust.

The 2002-2003 Reducers tour follows:

June 20, 27: Los Angeles, CA, Bang Theater
July 9-28: Cincinnati, OH, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Aug. 2-Sept. 1: Montgomery, AL, Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Sept. 17-22: Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Sept. 24: Houghton, MI, Michigan Tech University
Sept. 28: Reston, VA, The Center Stage at the Reston Community Center
Oct. 4-5: Green Bay, WI, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at U of W
Oct. 12: Pasadena, CA, California Institute of Technology
Oct. 20: Poway, CA, Poway Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 1: Burlington, VT, Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts
Nov. 2: Rochester, NY, Nazareth College Arts Center
Nov. 12-17: Lowell, MA, Merrimack Repertory Theater
Dec. 17-Jan. 5, 2003: Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh Public Theatre
March 29, 2003: Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana State University
April 4-6, 2003: West Palm Beach, FL, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
April 12, 2003: Skokie, IL, Centre East
April 13, 2003: Glenn Ellyn, IL, McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
April 19, 2003: Fullerton, CA, California State University, Fullerton
April 25, 2003: Madison, WI, Madison Civic Center
April 26, 2003: Kohler, WI, Kohler Foundation
May 16, 2003: Purchase, NY, SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center
May 17, 2003: Somerville, NJ, Raritan Valley Community College
May 20, 2003: Princeton, NJ, McCarter Theatre
June 9-Aug. 2, 2003: Washington, DC, The Kennedy Center
Aug. 3-25, 2003: Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

For further information on the Reduced Shakespeare Company, visit http://www.reducedshakespeare.com. — By Christine Ehren