How many times can a person hear the same joke and still find the punchline quite as funny as it was the first time around? Now in its sixth incarnation since the company’s original 2006 production, Atlanta Shakespeare’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is a mashup/sendup of all 37 of the Bard’s classic plays, frantically performed by three actors in a mere 90 minutes or so.
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“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”
Through Sept. 1. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (excluding Aug. 17); 6:30 p.m. Sundays. $15-$36. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com.
Bottom line: First-timers may get a bigger kick out of it.