Seeing a villain mint himself right before our very eyes makes for outrageously compelling theater, and that’s precisely what you can expect from Richard III. In a play populated with shady characters (spoiler alert: there are few innocents here), Richard, in his bloody ascent to power, makes the rest look like amateurs. It’s not so much Richard’s evil that gets our attention; it’s his self-awareness, his conscious choice to become that way. Whether history or tragedy, Richard III is a thriller, its namesake getting away with murder (literally) and seemingly loving every minute of it until a critical mass of conscience, curses and ghosts threatens to take him down. Chilling and unnerving. Eerily contemporary. And--let’s be honest--undeniably thrilling.
Visit APT's website for show times and ticket information.
Starts: June 30, 2012
Ends: September 28, 2012
Location of this event
American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Rd.
Spring Green, WI 53588
Accessibility: Wheelchair and other special-needs seating is available, as is a shuttle bus to the top of the hill. Please inform the box office of special requirements when placing your order.
Web site: www.playinthewoods.org
Description:APT is a professional, Equity, classical theater located in Spring Green, 40 miles west of Madison. The 1,148 comfortably cushioned seats sit in a natural amphitheater on 110 acres of woods and meadow just off the Wisconsin River. Shakespeare is APT's heart and soul, with accompanying works ranging from the Greeks to British comedies. The acting company of 28 members and a staff that reaches 120 at the height of the season, produce five plays performed in rotating repertory.