Auditions for “Shakespeare …..”


Middlebury Community Players Company Be announces auditions for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [REVISED] on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 17 and 18 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the HOPE Center, 282 Boardman Street, Middlebury. The show calls for three high-energy actors comfortable with both Shakespeare and contemporary comedy dialogue and able to work directly with the audience. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

The show will run November 7 to 10 at the Vermont Coffee Company black box theater on Exchange Street. All performances will be in the evening, except for Sunday, November 10, which will be a matinee. Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. For more information, email

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers thoroughly revised the show to create The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [REVISED] and bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world.