Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pacifica Spindrift Players perform Shakespeare (Abridged)

Pacifica Tribune/Jean Bartlett, Features Correspondent, 4/14/15. "Theater review The Spindrif's boiled down Bard is brilliant."

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Very amusing Pacifica Spindrift Players!
"Shakespeare, thy name is mirth in the Pacifica Spindrift Players wonderfully wacky, high speed presentation of "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)." Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, this critically acclaimed, 97-minute theatrical compendium of the Bard of Avon's masterpieces, presents, or at least hints at, 36 plays in the first act, and one in the second. It is ingeniously directed by Storm Russell and the actors — Jeremy Judge, Casey Robbins and Gary Schoenfeld — vault through vignettes with the elocution of the great orators and the comic timing of stooge triplets on a high wire."
What: "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)," directed by Storm Russell.
When: April 16 through April 26.
Time: Evening performances, April 16, 17, 18, 24 at 8 p.m. Matinee performances, April 18, 19, 25, 26 at 2 p.m.
Where: PSP Theater, 1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica. Tickets: $20.
Box Office: 650-359-8002 or online at     Read more. 

RelatedPacifica Tribune/Community Notepad. William Shakespeare Pacifica Spindrift Players presents "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" (Abridged). An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays was London's longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London's West End at the Criterion Theatre. Performances are held in the Muriel Watkin Performance Space....  Seating is limited so reserve your tickets today. For reservations, call the box office at 650-359-8002 or visit

Related, play.  Reduced Shakespeare Company, UK tour, 2014, and reviews.  .... New York Times, "All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre!"  If you miss the production, You Tube, 128:21 minutes.

Note graphic: The William Shakespeare painting is the face page to Huffingtonpost/Books, "13 words you probably didn't know were invented by Shakespeare."  Known as "the Chandos Portrait", the painting likely dates to 1610, artist John Taylor as described in the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. 

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Anonymous said...

Did you see the proposed expansion of Spindrift at Oddstad park? The new building covers the entire grass field! There'll be no park left!

Anonymous said...

Spindrift proposed changes for Oddstad park.