The Show Must NOT Go On!

10 MINUTE - The loss of a key actor in a community production of Hamlet presents the opportunity of a lifetime for the theatre’s longtime janitor whose zealous enthusiasm gives all new meaning to the expression “take the stage!”
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The Show Must NOT Go On!

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  • Paul Donnelly:
    17 Jun. 2024
    From the riotous set up to the brilliant verse mash up at the end, this piece is pure delight. A heady mix of verbal dexterity and physical comedy keeps the energy high and the conceit engaging. This would be such fun to see staged.
  • Anastasia Wild:
    17 Jun. 2024
    A riot, a ruckus, a wonderful romp through Shakespeare's works via McBurnette-Andronicos' high-energy storytelling. Tons of fun through physical comedy, stage combat, and a fabulously crafted-closing monologue, this a show that should not be missed!
  • Ramsey Uhter:
    3 Feb. 2024
    Any community theatre performer has all had a Shakespeare production that has gone askew, but nothing like this! Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos has raised the stakes and has delivered a one act that would steal the spotlight, or maybe send one crashing down, at any festival. 'We know what we are, but know not what we may be,' but I do know that this play is a winner.

Production History

  • University
    ,
    University of Central Missouri
    ,
    2021
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette
    ,
    2014

Awards

Finalist
,
Channeling the Bard
,
Cambridge University Press
,
2016
Semi-Finalist
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Pick of the Vine
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Little Fish
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2014