William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)

DateNovember 19 2021
Time8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LocationMelville TheatrePalmyra

SHAKESPEARE’S long-lost first play, written when he was 17, is coming to Melville Theatre after being found in a treasure-filled English parking lot. The literary holy grail features Shakespeare’s most famous characters and familiar speeches in a new story. But at 100 hours with multiple unwieldy storylines, it was decided by writers Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor to abridge it – as a public service – to a brief and palatable 90-minute performance. Vanessa Jensen is directing William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged), a fast, funny and fictional 40th play by the Bard that weaves together his popular speeches and plot devices.

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) is on at 8pm November 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, December 2, 3 and 4 with a 2pm matinee November 28. Tickets are $23, $18 concession.

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