Prenzie Players will give the Quad-Cities the gift of comedy this holiday season with the return of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield for a one-night-only performance on Saturday at 10 p.m.
The Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island, will host the show after its regularly scheduled ComedySportz match. There will be a cash bar available.
Director Catie Osborn tries to wrangle the original cast members Adam Michael Lewis, Jake Michael Walker, Nate Michael Curlott and Andy Marie Koski as they once again attempt to perform all of the works of William Shakespeare in a single night.
This hilarious, breakneck comedy features four actors making their way through all of the Bard's plays (and some sonnets, too) in less than two hours. Complete with a hip-hop Othello, and the histories performed as a football game, this is Shakespeare for those who don't think they like Shakespeare-and especially for those who do.
As London's longest-running comedy, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" is a PG-13 comedy chock-full of sight gags, physical humor and irreverent foolery.
Earlier this year, the company presented the rollicking, comic send-up over two weekends to sell-out audiences on both sides of the river.
Tickets ($5) can be reserved by calling the Establishment Theatre at (309) 786-1111 or at establishmenttheatre.com. Portions of the proceeds will benefit Gilda's Club Quad Cities. For more information, visit prenzieplayers.com.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu. 1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."