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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Rose of Athens is “bringing the jokes and the bad wigs” to Ashford Manor for its annual Shakespeare on the Lawn production and making a departure from their usual classics by the Bard: They’re doing them all. Written by The Reduced Shakespeare Company and directed by Danielle Bailey Miller, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)  is exactly what its title claims: three very silly actors performing all of Shakespeare’s plays in around 90 minutes, including the world’s shortest version of Hamlet and a football version of all the history plays. Preview nights on July 22–23 cost $7, and regular shows on July 24–26 cost $12 for students and $16 for adults. Picnics welcome.

8 p.m. $7–16.