Jun 22-Aug 11, 2018

Richard III

Richard III

Richard III

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"Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end."

The Bard’s most murderous, malicious and mesmerizing king comes to the CSF indoor stage for the first time. Richard, Edward IV’s deformed and embittered younger brother, will do anything to take the crown for himself—but once he has the throne, everything falls apart. Four centuries later, the masterful conclusion of Shakespeare’s Henriad history cycle still speaks volumes about lies, honor and the dark side of ambition.

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This production contains simulated violence.

News and Reviews

It’s amazing to think we began [the Henriad cycle] in 2013 with "Richard II." Five years and eight plays later, we’re concluding this story with the most delightfully horrible supervillain ever, taking us on a ride through his world.

Timothy Orr, Producing Artistic Director

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"Richard III," which will be presented in the CU indoor theater for the first time, delves into the most unsettling consequences of political ambition.

A.H. Goldstein, Daily Camera

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"Richard III is a particularly timely exploration of gender and politics, as well as the different ways people pursue power. Betty Hart, playing Queen Elizabeth in her CSF debut, adds, 'When the situations get bad, the men fracture, they fight, they form factions … [But] the women unite. They work together. They comfort and support. Ultimately that strategy leads to the downfall of Richard.'”

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Director

Director

Wendy Franz

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Cast

Sam Gregory*

Hastings/Tyrrel

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Leslie O'Carroll*

Duchess of York

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Betty Hart*

Queen Elizabeth

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Brian Kusic

Richmond/Grey/Alderman

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Coleman Zeigen

Stanley

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Sam Sandoe

Catesby/First Murderer

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Christian Ray

Dorset/Second Murderer/Messenger/Alderman/Soldier

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Jihad Milhem

Clarence/Earl of Oxford/Mayor of London

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Lindsay Ryan

Lady Anne

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Rodney Lizcano*

Richard III

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Sean Scrutchins*

Buckingham

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Austin Terrell

Brackenbury/Ratcliffe

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Leraldo Anzaldua

King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely/Alderman/Soldier/Faceless Ghost/Fight Choreographer

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Anne Penner

Margaret

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Mike Largent

Rivers/Soldier/Alderman/Faceless Ghost

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Kyle Chesney

Ensemble/Alderman/Soldier

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Elena Sayeedi

Ensemble/Lady in Waiting/Alderman/Soldier

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Alex Rosenthal

Ensemble/Alderman/Soldier

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Luka Teodoru

Prince Edward

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Augie Reichert

Little Richard, Duke of York

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Kaiyane Arabian

Little Lady

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Artistic Team

Scenic Designer

Caitlin Ayer

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Costume Shop Manager

Adam Dill

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Sound Designer

Jason Ducat

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Casting Director

Sylvia Gregory

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Lighting Designer

Katie Gruenhagen

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Costume Designer

Markas Henry^

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Dramaturg

Hadley Kamminga-Peck

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Stage Manager

Christine Rose Moore*

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Assistant Stage Manager

Darion Ramos*

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Choreographer

Erika Randall

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Assistant Sound Designer

Bailey Trierweiler

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Resources

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