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The Open Door Theatre continues its tradition of summertime comedy when it presents the reduced Shakespeare Company's (RSC) The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged), by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. According to the good people at RSC, The Bible tells the story of the world's most influential work of fiction, but like RSC's other productions-- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and The Complete History of America (Abridged)--their latest production is "undistracted by notions of scholarship, accuracy, or even taste." King Solomon participates in a sleazy nightclub act, Noah's Ark is presented as a form of audience participation, and the Tower of Babel is unveiled as the nasty little menage a trois we always suspected it to be. Don't even ask about the Ten Commandments (it turns out there are more than 10). Michael Rhyne reassumes the directorial mantel with this production, using two veteran actors (translation: they survived last year's show), Benjamin Beecher and Dante Walker, who will be joined by newcomer (translation: is in for a big shock) Meredith Sause. Come see what that Bible you've always heard about--but never actually read--is really all about on the Weaver Street lawn in Carrboro July 20, at 6 p.m., at the West End Wine Bar in Chapel Hill July 21 and 22 at 3 p.m., or at the Forest Theatre Festival at UNC-Chapel Hill July 26-29, at 6:30 p.m. Call 933-4650 for details and for later dates.


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