The Complete Works of
William Shakespeare (abridged)
"[T]he Curriers, Bob and Lesley, have engaged a trio of thespians capable of extending – and overextending – the conoceits of a somewhat dated work (not The Bard's; the burlesque condensation) to create a comic backwash that'll engulf a summer audience....
Unlike the run-of-the-mill ShakesFest, Bridgett in Forest Meadows became the cultural equivalent in Marin of an Ecstasy rave....Jarion Monroe has contributed to many fine productions in the Bay Area. His acting skills are almost impeccable. Which is why it's always worth it to see him as master farceur, tearing down the edifices of dignity....this brash young actor [Ryan Schmidt] contends very well with his more experienced mates....Director Bob Currier once again shows his stripes as an unregenerate trickster, and a brilliant cast bears him out."
-- Ken Bullock, Commuter Times
"Marin Shakespeare Company’s opening show of the summer, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), celebrates 'the common folk, the groundlings,' in a romping send-up of the Bard’s traditions and excesses....This quantity of acrobatics and costume changes could not be staged without three accomplished actors: Jarion Monroe, who will be seen in next month’s Henry IV, Darren Bridgett, who has already played Complete Works three times, and Marin newcomer, Ryan Schmidt of Sonoma. Recognition is also due for Billie Cox’s creative sound effects, Joel Eis’ fast-paced props, and Rebecca Redmond’s heavy-duty costumes."
– Rosine Reynolds, Tiburon Ark