The Hub Theatre is fortunate to have three superb mischief makers to make hay out of Shakespeare. The poor Bard is sliced, diced, drawn and quartered for our amusement in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [ABRIDGED] running full tilt at Club Café through August 2nd.
Patrick Curran, Will Moore and Brooks Reeves do what the authors of the piece didn’t when I saw them perform it themselves eons ago. The current cast, under the effervescent direction of Lauren Elias, keeps the silliness light and saucy and deliciously topical. Who would have thought that Ru Paul or Donald Sterling would stand side by side with Titus Andronicus in a Shakespeare production?
The piece de resistance is the fifteen minute HAMLET, reduced to five, then performed backward! Best of all, is the fact that Hub Theatre presentations are always pay-what-you-can all the time. No hugger mugger: There’s no better bargain in town…and I do know a hawk from a handsaw: One’s a scary bird of prey and the other an elegant, rather shy, non-violent marsh heron.