Richmond Shakespeare's Interim Artistic Director Jan Powell directs Shakespeare's story of THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN. Combining steampunk, goth, and Kabuki-inspired staging with thrilling action, fast-moving political intrigue, zesty humor and poignant tragedy, this is a non-stop visual feast for the senses.|
When Richard the Lionheart dies, a vicious dispute ignites over John's right to the throne, leading to war between England and France. Richard's illegitimate son (Philip the Bastard) learns to tread a treacherous path between political forces.
Shows are at 7:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and at 3pm for Sunday matinees, at the McVey Theatre on the campus at St. Catherine's School, 6001 Grove Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Two preview performances are at lower prices, Thu & Fri Sep 20 & 21st. The show opens Saturday, September 22, and closes Sunday, October 14.
Parents of children under 13 are cautioned for intense action and stylized violence, and the word "bastard" which Shakespeare used to describe a key character.
The 90-minute abridged family matinee at 3pm Saturday, Sept 29, is appropriate for all ages. School matinees are on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Figure of Human Destiny: RYAN BECHARD
King John: THOMAS CUNNINGHAM
The Bastard: DAVID JANOSIK
Queen Elinor of Aquitaine: PATRICIA ALLI
Lady Constance: JENNIFER FRANK
King Philip of France: JEREMY GERSHMAN
Lewis the Dauphin: JOHN MINCKS
Cardinal Pandulf: CHRISTOPHER DUNN
Lady Blanch: LAUREL MAUGHAN
Duke of Austria: JOHN CAUTHEN
Hubert: THOMAS BELL
Prince Arthur: DAVID MILLMAN
Pembroke: AXLE BURTNESS
Salisbury: JAMES MURPHY
Prince Henry: DANIEL KUNKEL
Director: JAN POWELL
Producer: CHERYL FARE
Stage Manager: ALECIA SCHULZ
Asst Stage Manager: REBECCA EGELAND
Costume Design: VIRGINIA McCONNELL
Assistant Costumer: ANNA BIALKOWSKI
Set Design: TODD SCHALL-VESS
Light Design: B.J. WILKINSON
Props: PAIGE SKIDMORE
Text Coach: MOLLY HOOD
Fight Director: RYAN BECHARD
Wardrobe: CHERISH MALDONADO
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|Thursday Sep 20, 2012 7:30 PM - Sunday Oct 14, 2012 3:00 PM | Free - $22.00
McVey Theatre at St. Catherine's School (Use Mcvey Theatre Lot on Maple)
10 Maple Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|