Following up on its critically-acclaimed summer production of the Henry VI plays, Bare Theatre concludes William Shakespeares War of the Roses saga with "Richard III" at Sonorous Road, November 4 - 20, 2016.
The play begins where "Henry VI: The War of the Roses" ends. The House of York has defeated the House of Lancaster. King Henry VI and his heir, Prince Edward, are dead and Richards older brother, Edward, is on the throne. Now Richard can begin to implement his own plan to take the crown. In Richard III, one of Shakespeares most calculating villains schemes, charms, and manipulates his way to the throne.
Cantey award winning actor, Seth Blum, continues his magnetic journey as Richard with an implacable, shark-like intellect and ambition. Joining him in continuing the roles from Henry VI are Rebecca Blum as Margaret, Maggie Lea as Queen Elizabeth (formerly Lady Gray), and Pimpila Violette as Hastings. We also bring the post-apocalyptic setting, first visited in the summer production, inside to the intimate environment of Raleighs fledgling Sonorous Road.
Continuing the post-modern setting used in Henry VI, director Lucinda Danner Gainey echoes Shakespeares staging techniques to create a passionate experience with the actors, the audience, and the text. The set is minimal and unchanging with lights on the audience as well. Actors will engage with the audience throughout the performance with no fourth wall.
Sonorous Road Theatre (View)
209 Oberlin Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
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