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[[Folger Theatre|Folger Theatre]] produced the Reduced Shakespeare's Company's performance of ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)'' from April 21 to May 8, 2016.  
 
[[Folger Theatre|Folger Theatre]] produced the Reduced Shakespeare's Company's performance of ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)'' from April 21 to May 8, 2016.  
  
[[File:RSC 003.jpg|350px|left|frame|Reed Martin, Teddy Spencer, and Austin Tichenor in ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.]]
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== Production ==
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== Synopsis ==
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The wonderfully inventive and wildly hilarious Reduced Shakespeare Company® returns to Folger Theatre in this eagerly anticipated World Premiere. Discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England, an ancient manuscript proves to be the long-lost first play by none other than the young William Shakespeare from Stratford. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, the trio of comic actors throw themselves into a fast, funny, and frenzied festival of physical finesse, witty wordplay, and plentiful (pitiful) punning. <em>William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)</em> is written and directed by two of the world’s most famous Shakespearean comedians, Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, stars of the PBS film <em>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)</em>, and authors of <em>The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)</em> (Helen Hayes Award nominee for Best New Play) and the definitive, irreverent reference book <em>Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged)</em> (published by Hyperion).
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==Production==
 
Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
 
Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
  
=== Cast ===
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===Cast===
* Reed Martin*:  Reed
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* Teddy Spencer*: Teddy
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*Reed Martin*:  Reed
* Austin Tichenor*: Austin
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*Teddy Spencer*: Teddy
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*Austin Tichenor*: Austin
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===Creative team===
  
=== Creative team ===
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*Reed Martin, Co-Author and Co-Director
* Reed Martin, Co-Author and Co-Director
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*Austin Tichenor, Co-Author and Co-Director
* Austin Tichenor, Co-Author and Co-Director
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*Skipper Skeoch, Costume Design
* Skipper Skeoch, Costume Design
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*Brittany Diliberto, Lighting Design
* Brittany Diliberto, Lighting Design
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*Brandon Roe, Sound Design
* Brandon Roe, Sound Design
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*Elaine Randolph*, Production Stage Manager
* Elaine Randolph*, Production Stage Manager
 
  
=== Production team ===
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===Production team===
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
 
* Katharine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant
 
* Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
 
* Elizabeth Brodie, Sean Taber, Production Assistant
 
* Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
 
* James Neylon, Master Electrician
 
* Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
 
* Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
 
* Alli Bostedt, Tim Holtslag, Jennifer Rugyt, Props
 
* Freya Marcelius, Puppets and Masks
 
* Jane Martin, RSC General Manager
 
* Alli Bostedt, RSC Company Manager
 
* WiT Media, Advertising Agency
 
* Teresa Wood, Production Photography
 
* Daniel Coston, Playbill Cover Photography
 
* Heather Daniels, Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
 
* WAPAVA, Archival Video
 
* C2, Open Captioning
 
  
=== Folger Theatre ===
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*Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
* Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
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*Elizabeth Brodie, Sean Taber, Production Assistant
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*Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
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*James Neylon, Master Electrician
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*Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
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*Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
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*Alli Bostedt, Tim Holtslag, Jennifer Rugyt, Props
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*Freya Marcelius, Puppets and Masks
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*Jane Martin, RSC General Manager
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*Alli Bostedt, RSC Company Manager
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*WiT Media, Advertising Agency
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*Teresa Wood, Production Photography
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*Daniel Coston, Playbill Cover Photography
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*Heather Daniels, Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
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*WAPAVA, Archival Video
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*C2, Open Captioning
  
* Beth Emelson, Assistant Artistic Producer
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===Folger Theatre===
  
* David Polk, General Manager
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*Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  
* Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
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*Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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*David Polk, General Manager
  
* Katherine Pitt, Programs Assistant
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*Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  
* Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
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*Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  
== Other media ==
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*Katherine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant
  
Watch the trailer for this production of ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)."
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==Other media==
  
<html5media height ="180" width="320">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJbCRfRwj-s</html5media>
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Watch the trailer for this production of ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)."''
  
== Reviews   ==
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<html5media height="180" width="320">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJbCRfRwj-s</html5media>
* [https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/caliban-and-the-taliban-shakespeare-as-youve-never-imagined/2016/04/25/6f1ecde4-0b09-11e6-8ab8-9ad050f76d7d_story.html The Washington Post]
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* [http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/04/25/review-26/ DC Metro Theater Arts]
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==Reviews==
* [http://dctheatrescene.com/2016/04/26/william-shakespeares-long-lost-first-play-abridged/ DC Theater Scene]
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* [http://mdtheatreguide.com/2016/04/theatre-review-shakespeares-long-lost-first-play-by-reduced-shakespeare-company-at-the-folger-theatre/ MD TheatreGuide]  
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*[https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/caliban-and-the-taliban-shakespeare-as-youve-never-imagined/2016/04/25/6f1ecde4-0b09-11e6-8ab8-9ad050f76d7d_story.html The Washington Post]
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*[http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/04/25/review-26/ DC Metro Theater Arts]
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*[http://dctheatrescene.com/2016/04/26/william-shakespeares-long-lost-first-play-abridged/ DC Theater Scene]
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*[http://mdtheatreguide.com/2016/04/theatre-review-shakespeares-long-lost-first-play-by-reduced-shakespeare-company-at-the-folger-theatre/ MD TheatreGuide]
  
 
==Image gallery==
 
==Image gallery==
 
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<gallery>
File:RSC_16.jpg|Reed Martin, Teddy Spencer, and Austin Tichenor in ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
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File:RSC 16.jpg|Reed Martin, Teddy Spencer, and Austin Tichenor in ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
File:RSC_36.jpg|Teddy Spencer and Austin Tichenor in ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
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File:RSC 36.jpg|Teddy Spencer and Austin Tichenor in ''William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)'' Folger Theatre, 2016. Teresa Wood.
 
 
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 11:27, 4 February 2021

Folger Theatre produced the Reduced Shakespeare's Company's performance of William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) from April 21 to May 8, 2016.

Reed Martin, Teddy Spencer, and Austin Tichenor in William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged) Folger Theatre, 2016. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Synopsis

The wonderfully inventive and wildly hilarious Reduced Shakespeare Company® returns to Folger Theatre in this eagerly anticipated World Premiere. Discovered in a treasure-filled parking lot in Leicester, England, an ancient manuscript proves to be the long-lost first play by none other than the young William Shakespeare from Stratford. Using questionable scholarship and street-performer smarts, the trio of comic actors throw themselves into a fast, funny, and frenzied festival of physical finesse, witty wordplay, and plentiful (pitiful) punning. William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) is written and directed by two of the world’s most famous Shakespearean comedians, Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, stars of the PBS film The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and authors of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) (Helen Hayes Award nominee for Best New Play) and the definitive, irreverent reference book Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged) (published by Hyperion).

Production

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Cast

  • Reed Martin*: Reed
  • Teddy Spencer*: Teddy
  • Austin Tichenor*: Austin

Creative team

  • Reed Martin, Co-Author and Co-Director
  • Austin Tichenor, Co-Author and Co-Director
  • Skipper Skeoch, Costume Design
  • Brittany Diliberto, Lighting Design
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Design
  • Elaine Randolph*, Production Stage Manager

Production team

  • Teresa Wood, Casting Assistant
  • Elizabeth Brodie, Sean Taber, Production Assistant
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • James Neylon, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Light Board Operator
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • Alli Bostedt, Tim Holtslag, Jennifer Rugyt, Props
  • Freya Marcelius, Puppets and Masks
  • Jane Martin, RSC General Manager
  • Alli Bostedt, RSC Company Manager
  • WiT Media, Advertising Agency
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Daniel Coston, Playbill Cover Photography
  • Heather Daniels, Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katherine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)."

Reviews

Image gallery