Voices Found - Richard III
Richard III delivers a sucker punch of psychopathic power struggles with the story of Englands infamous crook-backed king. This is the original House of Cards, as Shakespeares chilling historical tragedy charts the meteoric rise of a master manipulator and the price of division in a war-weary nation.
After years of civil war, a fractured England has finally arrived at an uneasy chance for peace. But the wars lingering effects on a bitterly divided court are the perfect breeding ground for a new threat: Richard of Gloucester, the new kings shrewd and disfigured younger brother. Brilliant, vindictive, and overlooked, Richard has no intention to fade into his brothers shadow. With his sights on the highest seat in the land, Richard launches a campaign of manipulation and murder against the petty, bickering courtiers. The battle for Englands soul has begun.
Director Alec Lachman combines physical theatre and an original score by Jake Russell Thompson to bring one of theatres first super-villains to life, with a female actor in the title role.
at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative (View)
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level
Milwaukee, WI 53203
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