SM South theatre will debut The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged Thursday

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Patrick Sturm, Brennan Lumpkin, and Erin Viets play all the roles in SM South’s production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged.

Three Shawnee Mission South seniors have taken on a big challenge: Presenting all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays in about an hour and a half.

The school’s theatre department on Thursday will debut The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, featuring SM South students Patrick Sturm, Brennan Lumpkin, and Erin Viets. The trio will work in “extremely condensed” versions of all the plays featuring a variety of techniques, from short raps to football play reenactments.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Shawnee Mission South High School Auditorium, 5800 W. 107th Street, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Tickets cost $10 at the door, or are free with a valid SM South student ID.

The production is directed by Skip Gordon.