600-Years-RSCComplete History of America (abridged) Comedy comes to the Arts Center

History Will Never Be The Same! From George Washington to Watergate, revolution to evolution, from Intelligent Design to crazy campaign promises, the Boston Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street and from Baghdad to New York… The Complete History of America (abridged) is a ninety minute hysterical rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American history and current politics.


The Washington Post recently wrote, “The Reduced Shakespeare Company cheerfully run riot over 600 years of our country’s history… they mine dozens of landmark events and current politics for comic gold. The trio’s nimble tongues, rubber-limbed pratfalls and obvious street-performer smarts make this a merry, nose-tweaking outing.” Lowcountry residents will benefit (and laugh hardily) when this internationally-known comedy trio takes the Arts Center stage on November 2nd & 3rd.

“Considering the show dates and the upcoming presidential election, Arts Center patrons will be on the receiving end of a very timely and uproarious look at American history and all things politics,” said David Martin, Vice President of Marketing.

In this “Special Election Edition” of The Complete History of America (abridged), the RSC will provide showgoers with historical hilarity guaranteed to register laughs with every American voter. Who will be elected President in November?  Barack Obama?  Mitt Romney?  Stephen Colbert? And, in this Special Election Edition, the “presidential nominees” themselves will answer any and all audience questions.

The Reduced Shakespeare Company was founded in 1981. The company’s style has been described as “New Vaudeville,” combining both physical and verbal comedy. The Company tours most frequently across the U.S. and Great Britain, and has also performed in Belgium, Holland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Barbados, Bermuda, Israel, and Ireland. The RSC is heard frequently on both National Public Radio and the BBC. And, on November 2nd and 3rd the trio arrives on Hilton Head Island for two non-stop shows.

The Boston Herald wrote the RSC is, “What the “Daily Show” might be like if it were hosted by the Marx Brothers.” Let the fun begin.

Discounted season subscriptions and individual tickets may be purchased at the Arts Center box office, online at www.artshhi.com or by phone by calling 842-2787.


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