Swine Palace’s Summer Festival to Feature “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” July 17-22
BATON ROUGE – While the summer may signify a break for many, Swine Palace will return to the stage to offer its first ever Summer Festival of three productions, two of which pay homage to theatre legend William Shakespeare.
The second production of the Summer Festival will be “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield and directed by Swine Palace resident ensemble member Kristina Sutton Udy. Performances will be held July 17-22 in the Studio Theatre, located in the Music & Dramatic Arts Building on Dalrymple Drive.
The play features three wild and crazy actors performing all 37 works of the immortal bard and is described as “90 minutes of high-speed, over-the-top hilarity.” This endearingly irreverent and lightning-paced romp through the greatest plays of all time is sure to have audiences rolling with laughter and jumping out of their seats.
“This production requires actors to be physically limber and have an innate sense of comic timing,” Sutton Udy said. “They must be adept at not only improvisation, but also classically trained so they understand the rhythms, iconic archetypes and dramatic and comedic structure of Shakespeare’s works. You have to know the rules to break them. This cast knows what they are doing, and I know the audience will have a great time.”
Performances will be held July 17-22 at 7:30 p.m. each evening, with 2 p.m. matinee performances held July 21 and 22. General admission, cash-only tickets are $10 each and are only available at the door.