Reduced Shakespeare Company’s 100-Minute “The Complete History of America (Abridged)”

There’s Columbus, there’s the American Revolution, yadda, yadda, yadda, and now there’s Barack Obama. It really doesn’t take a long time to learn the country’s history, does it? Not according to the Reduced Shakespeare Company, who swear they can cover it all in just 100 minutes. The troupe best known for The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) now returns with The Complete History of America (Abridged)—a rapid-fire account of the country’s history that’s not exactly taught in the classroom textbooks. Best of all, there’s only one date and place you have to remember: April 20, at the Emelin Theatre.