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Reduced Shakespeare Company Presents An Election Edition of Its Very Popular The Complete History of America (Abridged) at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday October 28 at 8PM

September 27, 2016
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MANASSAS, VA, September 27, 2016 –Reduced Shakespeare Company returns to the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m., to entertain with its hilarious romp, The Complete History of American (abridged): Election Edition! Known for taking long, serious subjects and reducing them into short, sharp comedies, this three-man comedy troupe has turned their satirical wit to the U.S. election process. Coming at the height of election season, this rollercoaster ride through our country's glorious and messy 600-year history reminds audiences of what makes America great...our ability to enjoy a good laugh.


In The Complete History of American (abridged): Election Edition!, RSC irreverently portrays American giants from Lincoln to Lewis and Clark, tackles the controversies of our history, and manifests our destiny into a rapid and ridiculous retelling of history from sea to shining sea. Since its original long-running hit show, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), the Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) has created ten stage shows, two television specials, several failed TV pilots, and numerous radio pieces – all of which have been performed, seen, and heard worldwide. The company has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and more.


Find out why the Boston Herald calls Reduced Shakespeare Company, "What the 'Daily Show' might be like if it were hosted by the Marx Brothers."


Ticket Information


Tickets for Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete History of America (abridged):


Election Edition! are $44, $37 and $26.


Youth Discount Tickets (half price tickets for youth through grade 12) are available for this event.


One free George Mason University student ticket available with Mason ID beginning on October 18, 2016.


The Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office


The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Tickets available at the Hylton Performing Arts Center ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at HyltonCenter.org.


Ticket office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center.


About the Hylton Performing Arts Center


Dedicated to bringing a world-class performing arts venue to the Prince William region, the Hylton Performing Arts Center was born out of a partnership among Prince William County, George Mason University, the City of Manassas, the Commonwealth of Virginia and individuals and businesses in the private sector. Soaring more than nine stories and boasting a stunning mix of copper, glass and masonry, the 85,000-square foot center is home to two unparalleled performance venues for local arts groups and performers from around the world, as well as university-related activities. Modeled after the intimate European opera houses of the 19th century, Merchant Hall is a 1,123-seat multipurpose proscenium theater, which is encircled by 27 private boxes that rise three levels. The Gregory Family Theater is a flexible, 4,400-square foot space that can be configured for many different types of performances and events. In addition, the Didlake Grand Foyer, with its sweeping staircase, provides an ideal setting for community, corporate and social events. The Hylton Performing Arts Center, the only building of its kind in the area, has quickly become the cultural hub of Prince William County and the surrounding communities and is a shining example of civic collaboration and commitment to the arts.


About George Mason University


George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.