Reduced Shakespeare Company: Completely Hollywood (abridged)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - Sunday, July 03, 2011
America's "Bad Boys of Abridgement" are back--again!--taking on 187 movies in 100 minutes with hilarious results. It's summer's biggest blockbuster with no stars, no budget, and no popcorn--but plenty of laughs!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater... It's the Greatest Hollywood Blockbuster Never Made! The "Bad Boys of Abridgment" are back with Completely Hollywood (abridged), reducing 187 movies in under two hours, and condensing every cliché from every movie ever made (plus a few new ones they just made up) into an evening of "stellar shtick"(Chicago Tribune). The madness! The method! The images! The implants! Armed with the theory that every Hollywood movie is just a combination of two old movies, the Reduced Shakespeare Company unleashes such unlikely mash-ups as Kevin Bacon teaching a disabled writer how to dance in My Left Footloose, Jessica Tandy and Robert DeNiro in the feel-good movie of the year Taxi Driving Miss Daisy, Rosie O'Donnell starring in the new musical My Big Fat Fair Lady, and Akira Kurosawa directing Disney's next hit Snow White and the Seven Samurai. It all culminates in the summer's biggest blockbuster with no stars, no budget, and no popcorn--but plenty of laughs!
"You'll nearly fall out of your theater seat laughing. Spectacularly high energy...an absolute scream!" --The Arizona Republic
"A hilarious and speedy take on Hollywood's highs and lows. I loved it! An instant classic! Hurray for Hollywood, and hurray for the Reduced Shakespeare Company!" --BBC
"As fresh, unpretentious, and funny as (their) earlier shows. The abundant comedy springs as often from the visual as the verbal, spewing forth in a fusillade of playfully irreverent images and inventively juxtaposed ideas." --Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"Completely Hollywood (abridged) delivers the goods! One of the funniest troupes in American theater today." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch