BRING STUDENTS TO THE THEATRE
As part of our "Bring Students to the Theatre Program" (BSTT), we offer $10 tickets for specially scheduled student matinees of our mainstage shows. Tickets for adult chaperones are free. Matinees are performed during a regular run at 10:30am Tuesdays - Fridays. We are currently taking reservations for our Spring 2008 production of Romeo & Juliet. To book your spot, contact our Marketing Department.
BSTT also includes a residency/mentor program for local high schools. The students are trained by our actor/teachers for four weeks before they join the professional company for rehearsals and performances. If you are interested in involving your school, please contact Sam Robinson.
Coming in January 2009
directed by Colin Cox
Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York...
Performance Dates & Times:
ONE WEEK ONLY!
Wed - Fri @ 10:30am Jan 27-30
Sat, Jan 31@ 7:00pm
General Admission: $15
Students, Senior & Military ID: $10
Staff accompanying students for morning matinees: Free
About the Play:
Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1591. The play is an unflattering depiction of the short reign of Richard III of England.While generally classified as a history, as grouped in the First Folio, the play is sometimes called a tragedy (as in the first quarto). It picks up the story from Henry VI, Part 3 and concludes the historical series that stretches back to Richard II. After Hamlet, it is Shakespeare's second longest play and is the longest of the First Folio, whose version of Hamlet is shorter than the Quarto version. The length is generally seen as a drawback, for which reason it is rarely performed unabridged. It is often shortened by cutting peripheral characters.
Another reason for editing is that Shakespeare assumed that his audiences would be familiar with the Henry VI plays, and frequently made indirect references to events in them, such as Richard's murder of Henry VI or the defeat of Henry's queen Margaret. Nowadays the previous plays are less well-known, so the character of Margaret is often cut and extra lines are sometimes invented or added from the trilogy to explain the characters' relationships.