This Friday, Oct. 16, the Christopher Cohan Center expects to receive a healthy dose of comic relief when the Reduced Shakespeare Company takes the stage. The Company, a trio of actors that are well-versed in comedy and music, is known for its fast-paced, occasionally outrageous, humorous interpretations of serious topics.
This week’s show will pick apart the history of comedy. According to Cal Poly Arts Director Steve Lerian, that includes everything, from primitive caveman humor to Greek and Roman satire, all the way until the modern day.
The show will, of course, be cognizant of its meta-farcical theme.
“They’re comedians taking on comedy, so they’re laughing at themselves in many ways,” said Lerian.
The Reduced Shakespeare Company is expected to perform a show far from tame and snooze-worthy. The Performing Arts Center website warns of adult content, paving the way for a wickedly funny, vulgar-infused event.
“It’s a mad-cap, nonstop, 90 minutes of fun,” Lerian said.
The show begins at 8 p.m. and student rush tickets are available for $10 with a Cal Poly ID at the ticket office an hour before the show.