The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) in 97 Minutes!

Ocean County Library will present a fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” performed by The Toms River High School South Thespian Troupe.Join this hilarious troupe of talented young men as they irreverently weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride:  all 37 Plays in 97 Minutes!The Toms River High School South Thespian Troupe models the tradition of a Shakespearean Elizabethan traveling theatrical company, bringing its work into the community and touring with minimalistic setting, lighting and only three actors who will perform multiple roles.

The production will be performed at five library branches throughout the summer from July 31 through August 14. All members of the public are welcome to attend these free performances.

Performances will be held at the following branches:

  • Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., 732-477-4513 Thur. July 31
  • Toms River, 101 Washington St., 732-349-6200 or 609-971-0514 Wed. Aug. 6
  • Manchester, 21 Colonial Dr., 732-657-7600, Thur. Aug. 7
  • Barnegat, 112 Burr St., 609-698-3331 Wed. Aug 13
  • Jackson, 2 Jackson Dr., 732-928-4400 Thur. Aug. 14.
The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. To register telephone the branch or go to the library Web site: , click on the “Events & News” icon, then click on “Calendar of Events.”  All performances begin promptly at 6:30 pm and there is no reserved seating.