January 13 and 14, 7:00 pm
January 20, 7:00 pm
January 21, 2:00 and 7:00 pm
The year: 2012. The place: The heart of the city. And Richard, a young woman with a lust for power and no moral compass, is plotting a violent rise to power.
This is Shakespeare as you've never seen it before: the medieval struggle has been moved to the heart of the 21st-century city, where the rival gangs of York and Lancaster have been battling for dominance. The
Lancasters have been in power for years; but the balance of power has just shifted. Henry, the Lancaster king, has been killed in a violent street shootout, and the Yorks are now in control.
Richard is the third child in the York family, and the only girl. Her gender has made it unlikely that she'll rise through the ranks of the game. But she has a plan, and she's not afraid to lie, cheat, and kill to get her way.
This production of Richard III is an unflinching look at the consequences of violence and the passion for power. It's a timely insight into the very real and very urgent problem of youth in gangs. The collision of Shakespeare's words and the modern-day setting are a powerful combination that should not be missed.
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