DMTC presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [revised] [again]

March 20, 2024

Three actors look into a book in a promo photo for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) presents the raucous comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [revised] [again] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield at the Marlene Boll Theatre inside Detroit’s Boll Family YMCA April 12-21.

The fast-paced, irreverent comedy sees three student actors tasked with putting on the complete catalogue of William Shakespeare in under two hours and features a mix of slapstick humor, clever wordplay, and audience participation.

“It has been refreshing to see what new perspectives and ideas the actors want to integrate, in addition to the overall vision and direction I want to see for the show,” said chair of the Department of Performing Arts and director Andrew Papa. “I guess that’s what I’m most excited about: seeing what new things we can bring to this show to make it (and the works of William Shakespeare) accessible to 2024 audiences. That, and the fact that it’s just so knock-down, drag out hilarious. Whether you love Shakespeare or can’t stand him, everyone will find something to love in this hilarious play.”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)[revised][again] runs six performances April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21 at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA at 1401 Broadway in Detroit. Purchase tickets online at or by calling the DMTC ticket office at 313-993-3270.

The DMTC ticket office is open Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., and is located on Detroit Mercy’s McNichols Campus. Individual ticket prices are $25 for adults, $18 for seniors and Detroit Mercy faculty, staff and alumni, $10 for veterans and students (ages 4-college). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. To schedule your group, contact Sarah Rusk at 313-993-3273.