Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Capsule Reviews 

Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) Masters of literary parody Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield struck their heftiest nugget of comic gold (so far) with this ambitious theatrical romp. In the first act, 36 of Shakespeare's 37 plays are given swift send-offs: Titus Andronicus as a cooking show, all the comedies as one play, Othello as a rap and so forth. That leaves the second act free for an in-depth and seriously deranged version of Hamlet, complete with an audience-participation performance of Ophelia's inner monologues. Director Carolyne Hood wisely uses the entire Grandel Theatre to increase hilarity, while actors Brendan Allred, James Enstall and David Cooperstein keep the comic bits flowing nonstop. This St. Louis Shakespeare presentation is performed September 4 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. Tickets are $18 to $22. Call 314-534-1111. (Deanna Jent)

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of...

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 15th, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation