The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Photo Creds: Jessie Heflin
Arni-"I just don't think I'm up to it. I don't think I could do it justice."
Montel-"Justice, have you seen the rest of the show? You don't have to do it justice, you just have to do it."
The first time I saw this show I laughed so hard my friends were embarrassed. It was just great pure clean fun! Theatre has been approached through my classes, performance, and jobs as way to tell a story and to bring light on topics not normally talked about. Sometimes our art form becomes so focused on laying out this dark, or absurd, or horryifying concept that we forget that theatre can be light and entertaining too. Throughout my past two years at Centenary it has constantly been discussed that our shows should bring a bigger issue to light. That is of course crucial, especially on a college campus but that’s not what I wanted to focus on with this show.
Instead, I brought pure joy! I wanted excitement, laughter, and silliness, and I got it! The reasoning behind it is as simple as the fact that we need it. Sometimes stress becomes a burden that we can’t give up until we cry or laugh it out. I don’t know about you but I’d prefer the latter. I would love it if you would join me in presenting The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Laughter and joy are huge concepts in my life. They bring a positive energy that is so easy to share with others but something that is so easily dismissed as well. Don’t dismiss it! Instead, sit back, laugh so hard your jaw pops, and enjoy the show.