By William Shakespeare
Directed by Cameron Knight
June 22 – September 10, 2021 • Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre
King Richard, “that foul bunch-back’d toad,” has manipulated his way to the English throne by exploiting (or murdering) everyone in his path. Yet the ambitious son of York finds his wit and enigmatic charm are not enough to survive in the twisted world he has created. He now must face his own destiny in this haunting tale of the feats—and failures—of kings.
King Richard is one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most sinister characters, murdering everyone who gets in his way to the throne. Thus, although the play is suitable for most audiences, it may not be suitable or enjoyable for pre-teens..