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 Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.