This Is Shakespeare ?
[Shakespeare] The Magic Circle Repertory Theatre opens The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield on May 12th and it will play every Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. through June 10th.

Those of you who know the plays of Shakespeare will recognize them...maybe,...sort of. Those of you who have no knowledge of Shakespeare's plays are at no disadvantage, in fact, that might be best. This play, definitely a comedy, is performed by just three actors and they do all of Shakespeare's plays, except one, in the first act. In the second act they do "Hamlet" four times! Wacky? Yes! Silly? Yes! Entertaining? Absolutely!!!!

[Shakespearean Insults] (Talking of silly... why don't you take a peek at our Shakespearean Insult Generator. This page makes use of Netscape's Layers so looks GREAT in Netscape 4+ but doesn't work so well in Internet Explorer.)

Contrary to most plays you will see, the character of Gian is played by Gian, Simon plays Simon and Blake plays Blake. A coincidence you ask? Nope, we planned it that way. These three guys play all of the characters in all of Shakespeare's plays in one hysterical evening of entertainment.

Gian Paolo Montesini [Gian Montesini] made his Magic Circle Rep. debut in the hit comedy, Harvey playing Dr. Lyman Sanderson. He has followed that up with roles in The Mousetrap (Christopher Wren) and Noises Off (Frederick), for which he won his first Birdsall award. Gian comes to us from Brazil where he had extensive experience in both musical and non-musical productions of: West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Charley's Aunt, Hair, Man Of La Mancha, The Mousetrap, An Inspector Calls and The Good Doctor. His most recent appearance was as Felix Unger, in The Odd Couple at Garbeau's Dinner Theatre.

Simon Hunt [Simon Hunt] brings an impressive background to the Magic Circle Rep. from his native England where he appeared in The Mikado, Orpheus In The Underworld, Half A Sixpence, Fiddler On The Roof, Carousel and Kismet. His first appearance with the Magic Circle Rep. was as a replacement for Executive producer Bob Gerould (who injured his leg) as the ogre in Puss In Boots. Since then he has remained as a regular performer with our Children's Repertory Theatre Company. Simon made his main stage debut in Guys And Dolls and followed that with Rumors, The Great One's Holiday Show, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Mousetrap and Noises Off for which he received a Birdsall Award nomination..

Blake Flores [Blake Flores] is a newcomer to the Magic Circle Rep., however he has been performing at the Volcano theatre since he was thirteen.

Tickets for The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) are $12.50 regular admission, $10 seniors and students. For reservations, please call the theatre box office at 782-1777.