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Richard III

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Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Cleveland Foundation Ohio Arts Council

September 27 - November 03, 2013

Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

Richard III

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Hanreddy

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (including intermission)

Monstrously Machiavellian and theatrically thrilling, Richard III recounts the rise of Shakespeare's most diabolical villain – a homicidal hunchback on a bloody campaign to seize the English crown. To steal power is one thing…but to retain it is another. Will cunning and charisma enable a murderous monarch to maintain his throne? Or will the ghosts of Richard’s past rise up to ruin his rule? A bloody battle to the death delivers astonishing answers during a cathartic conclusion when once and future kings collide.

Produced with generous support from John and Barbara Schubert.

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Actor Lynn Robert Berg (as Richard) stars in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare"s royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Lynn Robert Berg (as Richard) and Laura Welsh Berg (as Lady Anne) share the spotlight in the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Lynn Robert Berg (as Richard) stars in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Laurie Birmingham (front, left as Queen Margaret) and David Anthony Smith (front, right as the Duke of Buckingham) take center stage as current and future royalty look on in the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Lynn Robert Berg (left, as Richard), Darren Matthias (center, as King Edward IV) and Sara M. Bruner (as Queen Elizabeth) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors M.A. Taylor (left, as Lord Rivers), Sara M. Bruner (as Queen Elizabeth) and David Anthony Smith (right, as the Duke of Buckingham) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors David Anthony Smith (left, as the Duke of Buckingham) and Lynn Robert Berg (right, as Richard) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Lynn Robert Berg (left, as Richard) and David Anthony Smith (right, as the Duke of Buckingham) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Lynn Robert Berg (left, as Richard) and Alex Syiek (right, as Henry, Earl of Richmond,) take center stage in the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Lynn Robert Berg (as Richard) stars in the title role of the Great Lakes Theater production of Shakespeare's royal epic "Richard III" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through November 3. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)