RCC Invites Audiences to Enjoy ‘The Remote Shakespeare Company’
Reston Community Center invites audiences to join the Reduced Shakespeare Company on July 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. for a remote live-streaming experience of subversive and joyful entertainment: The Reduced Shakespeare Company in An Afternoon with the Remote Shakespeare Company.
Reduced Shakespeare Company co-artistic directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor will tell RSC tales, take audience questions via Chat, show video clips, play audio from radio and podcasts, and present rarely-performed RSC material and readings from RSC books and radio shows. The fun includes a scene from Hamlet’s Big Adventure! (a prequel), which has been rescheduled to March 23 and 24, 2021 at the CenterStage. According to the two directors, “A good, socially distanced time will be had by all!”
Tichenor and Martin go on to note, “Reston and the Reduced Shakespeare Company have one of the longest and best relationships in show biz history. Of course, we know, given that most showbiz romances last about three weeks, that is a very low bar.” RCC Arts and Events Director Paul Douglas Michnewicz explains, “The RSC has performed at the CenterStage every single year since 1987, including the very special and unprecedented 2014 extravaganza of The Complete Works of the Reduced Shakespeare Company (abridged), for which they performed seven of the then-nine shows in the RSC repertory over two glorious weeks.”
This exclusive Reston event is offered remotely, so as the directors reassure, “You’ll be able to enjoy all of our brilliant, irreverent humor without our usual annoying odor.” There is more information on this special show on the Reduced Shakespeare Company YouTube page.
RCC will be presenting the Reduced Shakespeare Company again this upcoming fall at the CenterStage if public health conditions permit.
Here’s what folks have said about the Reduced Shakespeare Company:
“Comic Gold!” – Washington Post
“A trio of modern Marx Brothers.” –Boston Herald
“The Reduced Shakespeare Company attains satirical heights for which most comedians wouldn’t think to reach.”- Bob Mondello, National Public Radio
“Intellectual vaudeville!” -New York Times
“Gloriously, relaxingly funny!” –London Financial Times
“Smart, funny – even unexpectedly insightful and moving.” -Scott Simon, National Public Radio
“Intellectual rigor leavened by silliness of the first degree.” –Variety
About Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment and lifelong learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at (703) 476-4500, (TTY 711) or visit the website at http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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