Stripped to its very essence, Kubzansky’s Richard II is theatrical, raw, and performed with only three actors. As Richard says: “thus play I in one person many people—and none contented.” Shakespeare’s tale still resonates deeply today, posing the ultimate identity crisis. When arrogant King Richard is deposed by Bolingbroke, who has good reason to lead a rebellion and seize the crown, Richard is left bewildered as he struggles to find a new identity, and Bolingbroke is overwhelmed by how hard it is to be king. After all, who are we without our names or titles?
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LA Times CRITIC'S PICK: "Jessica Kubzansky's ingenious adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Richard II' at the Theatre @ Boston Court uses three actors and focuses on the tale of a ruler who is never more kingly than when giving up his crown." Click here to read the entire review.
Hollywood Reporter: "R II maintains its energy and daring throughout and reclaims the poetry and insight of the original with unstinting immediacy and clarifying forthrightness." Click here to read the entire review.
Featuring: JOHN SLOAN, PAIGE LINDSEY WHITE, JIM ORTLIEB
Understudies: Stephan Howell, Rebekah Tripp, Scott Haven
Sound Design JOHN ZALEWSKI
Scenic and Projection Design KAITLYN PIETRAS
Lighting Design JEREMY PIVNICK
Costume and Prop Design JENNY FOLDENAUER
Assistant Director KAT HAAN
Dramaturg EMILIE BECK
Text Coach ELISSA WEINZIMMER
Production Stage Manager ALYSSA ESCALANTE
Casting Director JULIA FLORES
Production Photography ED KRIEGER
The Actor's Text: A series of videos featuring the actors presenting text of a play directly to the camera outside of the context of the production.