Starring AASC Artistic Director L. Peter Callender as the unapologetic king you love to hate, this exploration in masterful manipulation is one of Shakespeare's most profound commentaries on power, family, and the right to rule.
Richard III explores the Machiavellian rise of power of one of Shakespeares most fascinating and complex anti-heroes. In this story King Edward sits on the throne ending the decades-long War of the Roses, but his youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown. Fueled by an entitled lust for power and villainous panache, Richards path to glory is marked by seduction, murder, and betrayal. His darkly comedic ambition is no match for friends, family or enemies as he careens his way to the top.
If a story about masterful manipulation, pursuit of power, family, and the right to rule sounds eerily familiar and topical, you would be correct, says L. Peter Callender. From Shakespeare to The Sopranos, its a subject that is always looking for ways to be resurrected, reframed, and retold.
More information: http://www.african-americanshakes.org/productions/richard-iii/
Taube Atrium Theater (View)
401 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|