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The Reduced Shakespeare Co. reduces audiences to laughter

The Reduced Shakespeare Company's latest show is
The Reduced Shakespeare Company's latest show is "William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)."

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The Bard, strictly for Yuks

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The Reduced Shakespeare Company put itself on the map with the original three-person play, "The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," which condenses all of The Bard's  37 plays into 90-minutes of fast-paced slapstick comedy of epic proportions. In their latest creation, "William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)," playwrights and actors Austin Tichner and Reed Martin imagine what would happen if Shakespeare’s iconic characters appeared on stage together. The two talk with John Horn about bringing Shakespeare to the masses and finding comedy in classic tragedies. "Long Lost First Play (Abridged)" is at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica April 5 -6.

Coming to the Big Screen

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The Frame's John Horn sat down with John Fithian this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. He’s the president of the National Association of Theater Owners. They discuss the major issues facing theater owners in 2019 — from Netflix's growth to Disney buying Fox to theater safety. 

Yo-Yo Ma's epic Bach Challenge

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The world-renown cellist has taken on one of the most ambitious musical endeavors in years. The multi-layered Bach Project includes performing the composer's six Cello Suites in one sitting, in 36 cities and six continents, and participating in cultural activities with local communities in each of those locales. The Frame contributor Betto Arcos got a chance to visit Yo-Yo Ma's recent stop in Mexico City and has this report.