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Theatre department presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” Nov. 11-13, 17-19

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 28, 2022

If you’ve ever had the itch to watch all of Shakespeare’s plays, the College of Lake County (CLC) theatre department has the show for you with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” this November.

Actors on the stage during a rehearsalPerformances are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m.

A worldwide phenomenon described as “wildly funny” and “masterful” by the Los Angeles Times, this outrageously funny comedy explores what happens when three over-achieving actors attempt the monumental feat of presenting all of Shakespeare’s plays in a single two-hour production. Fast-paced, witty, and full of madcap physicality, it’s an evening of nonstop laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

"I think many of us need a good laugh these days, and this outrageous comedy will keep audiences laughing from start to finish,” said Theatre Department Chair Craig Rich. “We are so fortunate to have a talented guest director, Dylan S. Roberts, from Chicago to work with our students on this production. One of our CLC alums, Ben Compton, is returning to choreograph the combat sequences.”

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for CLC students, teenagers and seniors. Tickets are buy one ticket, get one free opening night, Friday, Nov. 11, and Thursday, Nov. 17.

Cast List:

Daniel/Actor 1, Drew Porter (Round Lake Beach)

Jess/Actor 2, Hannah Allie (Lindenhurst)

Adam/Actor 3, Mark Warden (Johnsburg)

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.