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‘The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)’

You only have two more opportunities to experience The Springs Theatre Company’s hilarious production of “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)” during the last two performances this weekend. Don’t miss out on your chance to see this presentation, directed by STC president Michael DeWinter, which takes the stage Friday and Saturday July 24 and 25. “The Compleat Works...” is a raucous comedy which presents all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in a little over an hour with three actors portraying all of the characters! Family friendly and tons of fun, this silly show will amuse and delight even those unfamiliar with Shakespeare’s works. Audiences last weekend were rolling in the aisles in response to this outrageously clever production!

Starring in this madcap romp are three talented individuals. Many locals will recognize Candy Flaming from her numerous appearances on stage where she never ceases to impress with her talent and great comedic timing. Jason Earley returns to the stage after many years with his quick wit and lightning fast reflexes, and joining us from Durango, is STC newcomer Freddy McDaniel who performs with great energy and rapier like humor. The synergy of these three actors alone is worth the price of admission!

“The Compleat Works...” is presented in the 4,800 square-foot Pavilion Tent at Harman Park. Audiences will feast on delicious Elizabethan fare of broasted barbecue chicken (a vegetarian option is available by request), fresh corn on the cob, herbed roasted potatoes and hot apple English pasties. Lemonade, coffee and water are complimentary and a well-stocked soda bar, complete with Zuber Fizz sodas, is available for those in need of a little carbonation.

Doors will open for each performance at 6:30 p.m. with preshow entertainment until 7, when the buffet is served. Also prior to the show, the Gomez Store, a fully stocked turn-of-the-century mercantile will be open for free tours. Admission is $28 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under and includes the supper and the show.

August brings the third and final show of this year’s Summer Starlight Series. Playing Fridays and Saturdays Aug. 7, 8, 14, and 15 is the original work “Left in the Breeze” by Rick Artis. This melodramatic spoof of the classic, “Gone With the Wind,” is sure to make the South rise again! Join in the fun as Snarlett O’Hernia wheedles and weds her way through the War Between the States. Can Snarlett convince the weak but noble Paisley Whelps that he truly loves her and not Meddling, his saccarine sweet third cousin twice removed, or is it second cousin thrice removed? Be sure not to miss this family friendly comedy full of hoop skirts and hilarity!

Advance tickets for both remaining shows of the Summer Starlight Series are on sale now at The Plaid Pony (731-5262) or online at www.SpringsTheatreCompany.org.

For more information on the Summer Starlight Series, the rest of the 2009 season, or for volunteer, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael DeWinter at 731-5262, Rick Artis at 731-8914 or you can also visit the Web site.