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Legacy offers unique lesson in American history

LeGacy Presents is back with another hilarious comedy by the Reduced Shakespeare Company this weekend, with the opening of “The Complete History of America … Abridged” at the Off Center Stage.

Following its successful and popular run of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” last fall, Legacy Presents has partnered once again with Scott Ewing to direct this three-actor fast, fun and rollicking comedy that features 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds.

“The Complete History of America” explores the history of the U.S. from its discovery, through the years, encompassing the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, women’s lib, the space age and every other cultural or political genre that can easily be made fun.

Three veteran actors approach such important and varied questions as: Who really discovered America? Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

LeGacy co-founder and veteran actor Alvis LeGate (“A Few Good Men,” “On the Waterfront,” “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” and “I Hate Hamlet”) is joined by Jay Barker (“A Few Good Men,” “Tiny Tim’s Christmas,” “Complete Works of Shakespeare” and “Every Christmas Story Ever Told”) and newcomer Patrick Moore (“Miracle on 34th St.”). This show is rated PG.

It runs through May 26.

Tickets for “The Complete History of America … Abridged!” are available at the Bookseller in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, online at legacypresents.com or by calling 530-268-5419. General admission tickets are $18 in advance.

Tonight’s performance is the gala night, and tickets are $25 and include music, beverages and appetizers before the show with a cake and champagne reception with the cast after the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.


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