By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess WinfieldDirected by Tom Ridgely
A Playhouse on Park favorite, returns for the summer of 2017! The cultural touchstone that is THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) features all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. To celebrate the 20th anniversary two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.
"A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve." — Daily Variety
"If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!"— The Today Show
"The funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime." — The Montreal Gazette
HANNA CHEEK* is a member of Drama Desk nominated theatre company Waterwell, as well as the critically acclaimed Pumpkin Pie Show. Described by TONY as a “downtown superstar” Cheek was named one of Time Out New York's "Future Legends of NYC Theatre" . With Waterwell, she’s divised and performed in: GOODBAR (The Public), The/King/Operetta (Barrow St.), #9 (59e59), Marco Millions (Theatre Row), and The Persians…a comedy about war with five songs (Perry Street). With The Pumpkin Pie Show: Junta High (PS122), Hostage Song (The Kraine), Commencement (NY, US, & Canada). Other NYC: Sovereign (Judson Gym), Happy Birthday (Beckett), Artifacts of Consequence (Wild Project). Regional: Other Desert Cities, Proof (Hailey, Idaho). TV/FILM: "The West Wing," "Titus", MTVs "Undressed", "Ugly Americans", All Roads Lead.
SEAN HARRIS has performed on the Playhouse on Park stage in Art, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Dining Room, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. He is currently one of the founders and Co-Artistic Directors of Playhouse on Park where he has directed several productions including Metamorphoses, Cabaret, Angels in America, Hair, and Last Train to Nibroc. Regional Theatres: Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. NYC Theatre: The Actors Studio, Circle in the Square Downtown, Bank Street Theatre, Theatre at Westbeth, Hudson Guild Theatre, and Playhouse 22. Sean has his BA in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over fourteen years, and was the Director of Theatre at Hall High School. He is currently a member of the theatre faculty at The Spence School in Manhattan. Upcoming Playhouse Projects: Director, In the Heights.
RICH HOLLMAN* (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) NY THEATER: The Public Theater (The Blueprint Specials), Playwrights Horizons (The Zombies), The Cherry Lane (O-Jang Gun's Toenail), La MaMa Etc. (A Case of Murder), The Lucille Lortel (Midsummer's) REGIONAL: Playhouse on Park (Complt Wrks of Shkspr, Art, Irma Vep, Hound of the Baskervilles) FILM AND TV: Law and Order (principal), As the World Turns (principal), Guiding Light (recurring), All My Children (recurring), Young Love (SF Indiefest), Actualized (NYTVF). IMPROV: People's Improv Theater (The PIT) long running house team The Baldwins, touring company of Baby Wants Candy (musical). Rich has also written music professionally for numerous outlets and theater pieces inkling for Metamorphoses at PoP. He was a 2017 TEDx speaker (improv technique and compassionate behavior) and is the founder of Care Packages for the Homeless. Additionally, Rich has served on the PIT, Buckley, and New School University faculties and served as improv coach to the Real Housewives of NYC. Which was whatever.
TOM RIDGELY is a Drama Desk nominated director and co-founder/Artistic Director of Waterwell. For Waterwell he’s directed/co-directed Hamlet, Blueprint Specials, and GOODBAR, among others. In New York, he’s also directed at Ars Nova, FringeNYC, the Public and more. Nationally, he’s developed/presented work at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Old Globe, as well as Yale, Johns Hopkins and Indiana Universities. His productions have won DFW Theater Critics Forum and ECNY Awards and been nominated for CT Critics Circle, IT and New York Magazine Culture Awards. He won a finalist award for the 2016 TCG Leadership U: One-on-One and was the 2014 Killian Directing Fellow. He has assisted/associate directed with Joe Mantello, Tony Taccone, Daniel Sullivan and Barry Edelstein. With Waterwell, he also oversees the Drama Program at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS), providing world-class training to exceptional 6-12th graders absolutely free of charge. Current: Romeo and Juliet (Hudson Valley). Upcoming: Yeomen of the Guard (Blue Hill Troupe), Love's Labour's Lost (WDP/PPAS).
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the profession union for actors and stage managers.