Our Season of Malice & Misadventure begins with Shakespeare’s unforgettable recounting of politics, blood and villainy in the War of the Roses.
The story of a man’s lust for power and his ruinous taste for intrigue, Richard III comes to Baltimore this spring to kick off the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s 2014 season.
Written early in Shakespeare’s career, the play tells the story of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who ruled England for just two years until his death in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Set in the waning days of the War of the Roses – the bloody strife between the Houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England – Richard III takes it’s audience into the inner circle of royal politics, where betrayal, paranoia, and revenge were the norm.
“Richard was a product of his world,” says Factory Artistic Director Tom Delise, who is directing Richard III. “He is commonly seen as a villain or a viper. But he was operating in a nest of vipers.”
The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s
3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, 21211
All show times, unless noted, are 7:30pm Friday & Saturday, 2:00pm Sunday
Preshow entertainment begins 30 minutes before curtain
March 28- April 19
Tickets are $20 /Adults $15/Seniors/Teachers/Students FREE/Kids Age 12 & under
Special performance and activities include:
FREE Preview Performance: Wed. 3/26 and Thurs. 3/27 at 7:30pm – reservations recommended
Special 10 am weekday matinees available for groups (April 3,9 & 15) - Perfect for field trips, senior centers, and Homeschool groups.
Saturday 3/28 & 4/5 at 6:30pm – Presentation by Tom Delise on History’s Richard III vs Shakespeare’s. Will the real Richard please stand up? FREE admission
Sunday 3/29 & 4/6 at 1pm – On stage workshops for children ages 5-12 about life in Richard’s England and how to be an awesome Elizabethan Audience member! FREE admission!