Theater: RICHARD III ( Shakespeare by the Sea in San Pedro, L.A.)

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by Eve Meadows on July 4, 2021

in Theater-Los Angeles,Theater-Regional


Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more! Shakespeare by the Sea’s stunning 24th season continues with Shakespeare’s bold and patriotic Richard III — which opens on July 16, 2021. Audience members can attend SBTS just as they used to pre-pandemic – no reservations, no ticketing, no fencing, no proof of vaccination – just show up.  Bard’s Bites Boxed Picnics available for online purchase 24 hours in advance for onsite pickup. Visit SBTS for details.

Richard III will have a limited run of six performances over two weekends, and will be performed exclusively at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. For those who are not able to attend, SBTS will be filming a performance that can be viewed online starting July 31. Audience members can get the link to the free filmed stream via the website.

The Wars of the Roses between the houses of York and Lancaster have finally culminated in relative peace under King Edward IV. But Richard of Gloucester has his own plans- to take the throne for himself and to become King Richard III. Ruthless and deceptive while being charming and politically astute, he murders and manipulates his way to becoming perhaps the most notorious monarch to sit the throne.

The play will be performed by a company of twelve actors comprised of a combination of returning and new artists.

Patrick Vest: Richard III
Dana DeRuyck: Lady Anne/Young York/Citizen/Messenger/Oxford/Ghost
Angel Dumapias: Queen Elizabeth/Lovel/Citizen
Jonathan Fisher: Buckingham/Richmond Soldier/Ghost
Jane Hink: Queen Margaret/Monk/Archbishop/Citizen/Guard/Blunt/Ghost
G. Anthony Joseph: Stanley/1st Murderer/Citizen/Ghost
Brendan Kane: Rivers/2nd Murderer/Young Prince Edward/Citizen/Catesby/Guard
Ryan Knight: Hastings/Monk/ Tyrell/Citizen/Messenger/Ghost
Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott: Dorset/Citizen/Messenger/Sheriff/Scrivener/Richmond Soldier/Ghost
Aaron McGee: Brakenbury/King Edward/Monk/Lord Mayor/Richmond
Pantea Ommi Mohajer: Grey/Duchess of York/Citizen/Richard soldier/GhostAzim Rizk: Clarence/Monk/Ratcliff/Ghost

Set Designer is Christopher Beyries, Costume Designer is A. Jeffrey Schoenberg, Sound Designer is Jessie Vacchiano, Sound Engineer is Cinthia Nava.

Since 1998, SBTS has reached over 520,000 youth and their families, seniors and individuals in Southern California with quality arts and educational programs. Funded entirely by donations and grants, Shakespeare by the Sea brings contemporary and classic works to underserved, culturally diverse audiences in order to ignite imagination, promote literacy, and encourage artistic expression.

Shakespeare by the Sea
Point Fermin Park, 807 W. Paseo Del Mar in San Pedro
Friday, July 16 at 8
Saturday, July 17 at 8
Sunday, July 18 at 7
Friday, July 23 at 8
Saturday, July 24 at 8
Sunday, July 25 at 7
for more info, visit SBTS

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