Media Contact: Marla Carpenter, 336-770-3337,


To Raise Funds for LA Showcase

WINSTON-SALEM – “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be performed for the public at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16, in the Proscenium Thrust Theatre of Performance Place on the campus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

The parody, written by Adam Long, David Singer and Jess Winfield of The Reduced Shakespeare Company, has reduced all 37 of the Bard’s plays and the sonnets into a two-act, 97-minute play. It was first performed on June 19, 1987, at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura, Calif., and subsequently at the 1987 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It has since become one of the world’s most popular shows.

L-R: Brandon Harris,
Alex Hoeffler and David Brown

Three college seniors from the School of Drama at UNCSA will be featured: Brandon Harris, Alex Hoeffler and David Brown. The director is Rob Morris, a student in the School of Design and Production at UNCSA.

The play is being staged to raise money to send the graduating college seniors in Drama (Studio IV) to Los Angeles, where they will give a presentation to industry agents, casting directors, producers, etc.  The project is titled “ArtsBound”; for more information, see www.uncsadramashowcase.com.  

There is a suggested donation of $10; however, any contribution will be appreciated. Tickets are being sold at the door only. For more information, contact the School of Drama at 336-770-3235.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of the Arts”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. Internationally renowned conductor John Mauceri has been chancellor of UNCSA since 2006. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.