Valdosta Daily Times

February 4, 2014

Second encore for Cook High’s ‘Shakespeare (Abridged)’

Dean Poling
The Valdosta Daily Times

ADEL — By popular demand, Cook High School Theatre Wing returns tonight with “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).” It is the third time the show has been presented for the public.

The show placed fourth in state theatrical competition, won regional overall champion, and earned the three-man cast the following individual awards: Seth Bryan won regional best actor; Connor Rentz was named to the regional all-star cast; Jacob Mitchell was named to the all-star cast in the Georgia Theatre Conference in Kingsland.

Playwrights Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield and Adam Long’s “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged” is a whirlwind parody of a show that mixes contemporary pop culture references along with sketches that touch upon all of William Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies.

Later this month, the cast and crew will present the show at the Georgia Thespian Conference.

Tonight, the tales of Shakespeare appear in Cook County.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” plays 7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 4, Carolyn Harris Performing Arts Center, Cook High School, Highway 37 East, Adel. Ticket: $5. More information: Call (229) 896-2213.