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THE ATRE A New York Times Critics’ Pick and the Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s

(and recurrent sold-out seasons at the Fringe

plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Festival), Basic Training is a theatrical mix of

(Abridged) [Revised] was London’s longest-running

storytelling, breakdancing, redemption and comedy.

comedy, clocking a very palpable nine years in

This outstanding one-man show by Kahlil Ashanti

London’s West End! Join these madcap men in

tells the true story of his hilarious experience as a

tights as they weave their wicked way through all

member of a military entertainment troupe, Tops in

of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

Blue. As Ashanti begins a new life in the U.S. Air Force,

in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and

a shocking revelation forces his attention home to

helpless with laughter. In the spirit of Shakespeare

face a childhood he’s trying to leave behind. Twenty-

himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy

three unforgettable characters guide you through

language and mild innuendo.

this incredible true tale of survival and redemption, all experienced through Ashanti’s rapid-fire physical

RSC has chosen to rate its shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You’re Thirteen.

talent and comedy. Best suited for ages 14 and up.

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE C O M PA N Y

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM S H A K E S P E A R E ( A B R I D G E D) [R E V I S E D]

BASIC TR AINING

PA S A N T T H E AT R E W E D N E S D AY, N O V E M B E R 2 0 , 2 0 1 9, 7 : 3 0 P M T H U R S D AY, N O V E M B E R 2 1 , 2 0 1 9, 7 : 3 0 P M

PA S A N T T H E AT R E T H U R S D AY, J A N UA RY 3 0 , 2 0 2 0 , 7 : 3 0 P M F R I D AY, J A N UA RY 31 , 2 0 2 0 , 8 P M Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” —The Today Show Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

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