Last chance for semi-Shakespeare in the park

Maybe you prefer your Shakespeare presented a little more modern or even “street” these days?

Yo, Columbus’ Mill Race Players are down wit’ dat.

The long-running local theater troupe gives you your last chance for semi-Shakespeare in the park with its last performance of the comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” at 2 p.m. today at the Donner Park shelter house near 19th and Lafayette streets in Columbus.

The three member cast of John Johnson, Stephen Planalp and Matt Walls, directed by Caitlin Smith, present a raucous and irreverent zip through goodness-knows-how-many of the Bard’s famous works — in a way you’ve probably never seen before.

This marks the first time the troupe has used the shelter house for a performance since 1973, said Johnson, one of the troupe’s veteran actors. For those worried about the fall’s chill, some blankets and other winter warmers will be available.

Admission is free but with a suggested donation of $5 (but any amount will be accepted).

Information: The Facebook page for Mill Race Players