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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]

HALEY MARTIN
7:30 pm Fridays-Sundays through Aug. 4., Friday August 02 | "Pay what you can."
Milepost 5
850 NE 81st Ave.
 
If high-school English class made you despise Shakespeare, Post Five Theatre’s Complete Works will make you reconsider. This slapstick comedy, directed by Ty Boice, is an absurd farce but an all-around good time. Dressed in black tights and colorful jockstraps, Phillip Berns, Adam Thompson and Brett Wilson ambitiously take on all of the Bard’s 37 plays in 90 minutes. Romping around in goofy costumes and outrageous wigs, they could be called the Three Stooges of modern-day Shakespeare. Their bawdy, physical humor keeps the audience consistently amused—Wilson is particularly riotous as he sings, dances and spews water from his mouth, and he holds nothing back in his female impressions. With a casual setting in the Milepost 5 courtyard, mismatched chairs and a makeshift beer garden sit in close proximity to the rickety stage. Bear in mind that taking a front-row seat could result in an up-close and personal encounter with an actor, which may turn into an invitation onto the stage. While the action—and audience laughter with it—slows after intermission, a rap song about Othello and a race to see how quickly the actors can summarize Shakespeare’s work brings the play back to life for a fast-paced finale.

Where: Milepost 5
Phone: 262-853-9344
Address: 850 NE 81st Ave.
Website: https://postfivetheatre.tixato.com/buy/complete-works-of-william-shakespeare-abridged

 
 

Milepost 5

850 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR
 
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