No Jacket Required

No Jacket Required


No Jacket Required Theater: "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through all 37 of the Bard's plays in 97 minutes, and is coming to New York for a limited run this summer! This high-octane performance will leave you gasping for for more.


No Jacket Required is an emerging theater company dedicated to seriously entertaining audiences seriously. As an "outwards-oriented" theater group, we believe that 1) theater should be audience centered, 2) theater should be entertaining, 3) you shouldn't have to sell a kidney on the black market to pay for ticket prices, and 4) you shouldn't feel obligated to stand up (or even clap) at the end of a show unless you have a serious leg cramp you need to stretch out, or, of course, if you like it. We believe that not all theater was created equal, and that audiences should not be terrified of wasting their time, money, and energy watching new theater. We guarantee your enjoyment, and if you aren't thoroughly entertained by one of our shows you can come back and see it as many times as you would like for free until you do like it.

No Jacket Required Theater is performing portions of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged" this summer for Free in Central Park on weekends in July and early August for free, and a limited run of the show in late August at a theater TBD.

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For a very limited time, the cast of the The Complete Works (abridged) will be performing an abridged version of their show (that's a lot of bridges) in Central Park free of charge! That's right, just like the Public Theater, our show is free - only you won't have to spend all morning waiting in line, sitting on pavement, and being yelled at by line sargents to get your tickets (unless you're into that sort of thing, in which case we're happy let you stand outside in the rain before our show while we stroke our own egos).

Following our free park performances, No Jacket Required will be producing a limited run of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged" at a theater TBD in late August.

For more information about NJR and the show please go to:

Set List

Set List (potentially interchangeable):
Romeo and Juliet
Titus Andronicus
Othello (rap)
All History Plays
All Sixteen Comedies
Antony and Cleopatra
Troilus and Cressida

Average Time: 1 hour - 1.5 hours