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The North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its 30th season with the comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, opening Thursday.

”The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” parodies William Shakespeare's 37 plays with all of them being performed in comically shortened or amalgamated form by only three actors.

The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involving the audience. Fast-paced, witty and physical, the play is full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike and is one of the longest-running comedies ever performed in London.

David Hamilton is the director. The talented cast is Victor Howard, Anders Carlson and Gavin Lyall. Calder Johnson is in charge of scenery and lighting design; Megan Johnson, costume design. Kelsey Larson is the stage manager.

The opening night gala for “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]” is Thursday, which is a benefit for the cast and crew. All seats for opening night are $15.

Friday's performance is a benefit for Eureka High School Players Go To New York; tickets are $20. The performance on Saturday is a benefit for Humboldt Mediation Services; tickets are $20, with a second ticket for $15.

The regular ticket price of $15 general, $12 students/seniors begins April 4.


The run will continue Fridays and Saturdays through April 19, with one additional Thursday performance on April 17. All evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Two Sunday performances are offered at 2 p.m. on April 6 and 13.

The show is recommended for audience members of middle-school age and older. For reservations, group rates or more information, call 442-6278 or visit NCRT is located at 300 Fifth St., Eureka..