Theater junkies attempting to navigate the prolific work of Shakespeare without reading the Bard’s entire collection or turning to Cliff’s Notes have found their desires answered by the Reduced Shakespeare Company
, creators of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
. The play has been performed in a handful of languages, and led some of the company’s actors to be knighted by the Queen of England. After nine record-breaking seasons, the RSC created a variety of sped-up, slapstick routines conquering topics such as American history, the Bible and classic literature. This week, the three-man troupe, which features SRJC theatre instructor Reed Martin and Sonoma County local Austin Tichenor, are performing The Complete World of Sports (Abridged)
in a benefit show on Tuesday, March 27, at SRJC’s Burbank Auditorium. 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 8pm. $30. 707.527.4343.