Follow us
Pin It

Friday, November 23, 2012

Reduced Shakespeare does the holidays

You can't blame Reduced Shakespeare Company - a three-man comedy troupe - for targeting the holidays. Its latest, The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged), opens on Black Friday, though you're less likely to encounter trampling or angry outbursts in the confines of Booth Playhouse, where the show is being held through Nov. 25, than at your local big box store.


The production pokes at Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Saturnalia (think: the Romans) with scenes that evoke "cringing at the origins of the term 'nutcracker' and gasping at the shocking history of our best-loved Christmas traditions," according to the troupe. Reduced Shakespeare is known for shaking up its performances, all of which are abridged. Past shows have included hilarious bits on the Bible, American history, sports and obviously, the works of William Shakespeare.

$29.50 and up. Nov. 23, 8 p.m.; Nov. 24, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Nov. 25, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

  • Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Creative Loafing encourages a healthy discussion on its website from all sides of the conversation, but we reserve the right to delete any comments that detract from that. Violence, racism and personal attacks that go beyond the pale will not be tolerated.

Readers also liked…

Latest in The CLog

More by Anita Overcash

Search Events

Recent Comments
items in Creative Loafing Charlotte More in Creative Loafing Charlotte pool

© 2017 Womack Newspapers, Inc.
Powered by Foundation