Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival and the City of Palm Beach Gardens present the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Palm Beach County Premiere of
All the Great Books
January 13 – 14
Free performances review literature’s finest works in hilarious, 90-minute show sponsored by BallenIsles Charities Foundation
Lovers of literature, users of Cliff Notes and families of all ages are invited out to an evening under the stars celebrating the canon of the finest literary works when the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival and the City of Palm Beach Gardens presents the Palm Beach County premiere of Reduced Shakespeare Company’s hit play All the Great Books. The fast-paced, hilarious show takes place January 13 and 14 at the City of Palm Beach Gardens Veterans Plaza Amphitheater from 7 pm to 9 pm. The free performances are sponsored by the BallenIsles Charities Foundation, Inc.
Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as three madcap veteran performers with the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival take you on a 90-minute rollercoaster of all the books you didn’t get around to reading in school. All the Great Books uses the clever wit behind The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), endless props, costumes, audience participation and of course, books, to present a cram-session like no other! During each performance, the audience becomes a remedial, public high school Literature class. You have flunked the Final Exam in Western Literature and must pass the make-up exam to graduate. Only the Football Coach, Drama “Professor” and a very raw Student Teacher are available to do the review session. Their wild interpretations of many of the great works will have you laughing until it hurts! Will you pass the make-up final exam and graduate? The Divine Comedy, The Iliad, Dracula,1984, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Jaws, Little Women, Great Expectations – the canon of great works is vast and the Shakespeare Festival is up to the task of covering them all in a show hailed as “English class meets Monty Python”– The Washington Post and “Brilliant, surreal comedy. Who knew Homer was so funny? Not Simpson – the other one.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
All the Great Books runs January 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. at The City of Palm Beach Gardens Veterans Plaza Amphitheater located at 10500 North Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is free thanks to sponsorship from the BallenIsles Charities Foundation, Inc. For more information, call 561-630-1116 or visit www.pbgfl.com