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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