Bulletin Staff Report

The Brownwood Lyric Theatre will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” this week at the Howard Payne University Theatre behind the Davidson Music Complex.

Performances will begin Thursday and continue through Sunday. Evening shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The show is described a highly improvised, comedic condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, boiled down into a two-hour presentation. Lyric officials said the show will be enjoyed by audience members whether or not they are fans of Shakespeare.

Tickets will be available at the door, and in advance by calling 649-8516 or visiting online at www.brownwoodlyrictheatre.com.