K-12 In-School Performances

Reduced Shakespeare Company

“A WILD, WILD RIDE! IT'S FUNNY. REALLY, REALLY FUNNY...AND MOST OF ALL, IT'S REALLY, REALLY SMART.”
Cincinnati Enquirer
“A PURE DELIGHT FROM START TO FINISH...INSPIRED MADNESS!”
Broadway World
“THERE'S NO DENYING THEIR INGENUITY WHEN IT COMES TO GRABBING COMEDY OUT OF THIN AIR.”
The Boston Globe
“IT'S ALWAYS LAUGH OUT-LOUD FUNNY. ”
Napa Valley Register
“BREATHLESSLY IRREVERENT AND PUN-FILLED ROMP.  ”
The Washington Post

Watch

Reduced Shakespeare Company - William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)
Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Bible (Abridged) Promo Video
Reduced Shakespeare Company - All the Great Books (abridged) Promo Video
Reduced Shakespeare Company - The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) Promo Video

Listen

William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot William Shakespeare’s Long-Lost First Play (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot
The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) 30 Sec Radio Spot

The Bible (abridged) - Touring 17-18

 From Fig Leaves to Final Judgment…The Good Book Just Got Better (and shorter)!

It’s apocalypse now as the three cultural guerrillas of The Reduced Shakespeare Company foist their reductive powers at THE book. Can bolts of lightning be far behind?

Yes, it’s an affectionate, irreverent roller coaster ride from fig leaves to Final Judgment as the boys tackle the great theological questions: Did Adam and Eve have navels? Did Moses really look like Charlton Heston? And why isn’t the word “phonetic” spelled the way it sounds?

The Bible (abridged) had its world premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC where it was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play. It had two runs in London and has toured across the USA, UK, Ireland, even Jersey (New and Used). The RSC performed The Bible (abridged) at the renowned Jerusalem Festival… where they only really needed to do the First Act!

Whether you are Catholic or Atheist, Muslim or Jew, Protestant or Pastafarian, you’ll be tickled by the RSC’s romp through old time religion. Remember…Someone is watching.

In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo. All children (and parents) are different, so we've chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You're Thirteen.