R II
text by William Shakespeare
Conceived, Adapted & Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
September 05 - October 27, 2013

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?

Thursday, Friday & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through October 27th.

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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.

John Sloan as Richard in R II

Paige Lindsey White as Bolingbroke in R II

Jim Ortlieb as Duke of York in R II

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