Home / Events / Theater / The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]

HALEY MARTIN
7:30 pm Fridays-Sundays through Aug. 4., Friday July 05 | "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
 
Other events in Theater

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Friday, Jul 31, 2015

In 2008, the debut of Joss Whedon's (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) online superhero musical starring Neil Patrick Harris got so many views that it crashed the drhorrible.com site. Lacking Harris ...

7 pm Thursday-Saturday through August 29. | $16-$20.
Funhouse Lounge 2432 SE 11th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s comic-tragic romance, performed off Broadway in 2011, follows the three decade relationship of two made-for-each-other masochists, played by Portland Actors ...

7:30 pm Fridays through Aug. 14. | $10-$20.
Action/Adventure Theatre 1050 SE Clinton St. Portland Web | Map

Habitat: A Video Mandala

Friday, Jul 31, 2015

Habitat is an impressive installation in a small space. Three walls off video projection of elaborate imagery the focus of which is the artist, Kello ...

Opening reception Thursday July 2 from 6 pm-9 pm.
Duplex 219 NW Couch St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Milepost 5
There's no more events in Milepost 5
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close