Cincinnati Shakespeare’s 2015-2016 begins with this hilarious production!
Miranda McGee, Geoffrey Barnes & Justin McCombs. Photo by Mikki Schaffner Photography.
CINCINNATI, June 26, 2015— Cincinnati Shakespeare Company begins its 2015-2016 season with the hilarious “The Complete History of America (abridged)” playing July 24- August 15, 2015. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Associate, Jeremy Dubin and features Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble members Miranda McGee, Justin McCombs and Geoffrey Barnes! The costume design is generously sponsored by Johnson Investment Council.
The brilliant (and deranged) minds that reduced all of 38 of Shakespeare’s plays into one madcap evening of theater do it again, this time reducing centuries of American history! In “The Complete History of America (abridged)” watch as three actors, who may or may not have passed their high school History class, take you on a whirlwind historical tour sending up many of our nation’s greatest hits and misses. Audiences raved about the hilarious “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” and are sure to rave again as we lovingly lampoon the land of liberty.
Performances of “The Complete History of America (abridged)” are scheduled from July 24-August 15, 2015 on Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. There is no performances on Sunday July 26. Preview performances are on Wednesday July 22 and Thursday July 23 at 7:30pm and tickets are $25.
The theater is located at 719 Race Street, downtown Cincinnati, two blocks west of the Aronoff Center. Single ticket prices range from $22-$35 on Thursdays and Sundays and from $26-$39 on Fridays and Saturdays. Previews on July 22 and 23 for $25. If available, $14 student rush tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before a show with a valid student ID. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Ticketing fees may apply. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups as well as AAA members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513.381.BARD (2273) ext. 1, or go online at www.cincyshakes.com.
About Cincinnati Shakespeare Company:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces a dozen mainstage productions each season. The repertoire is made up of the works of William Shakespeare, literary adaptations and contemporary classics. CSC performs on a Small Professional Theatre contract with Actors’ Equity Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare is a member of the Theater Communications Group and the Shakespeare Theater Association. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Education and Outreach Programs reached nearly 30,000 young people and underserved community members last season by taking Shakespeare into schools, parks, community centers and by hosting educational matinees of mainstage productions at its home on Race Street. Last season, CSC was proud to become one of the first five theaters in the United States to “Complete the Canon” by producing all 38 plays by William Shakespeare. CSC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to be Cincinnati’s stage for the classics!
About the 2015-2016 Season:
This season is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company receives operating support from The Ohio Arts Council, the Shubert Foundation and is supported, in part, by the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses that give annually to ArtsWave. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s productions of “Julius Caesar” and “Antony and Cleopatra” are part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The season design sponsor is Mark & Sue Ann Painter. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Production dates and information on the season are available online at www.cincyshakes.com.