R3 is a radical re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III as told by the story’s women, engulfed in a nightmare world of power, politics and war. Do monsters exist in humanity? What do our contemporary monsters look like? And who is responsible for their creation? R3 is told from the point of view of the Queens - Elizabeth, Margaret, Lady Anne, The Duchess of York - as they each fight for some shard of power. As furies, these women confront Richard in his nightmare-world, and Richard, the charming performer and master of deceit, delights in making us his accomplices, threatening our very essence as human beings.
A stark, stunning, riveting theatrical experience.
Together, it all makes a Richard III that seems both familiar and quite new. Which I suppose is the aim of this particular experiment: By disorienting us, it helps us find something very new in an old story.
Meticulously realized, gorgeously stylized experience unlike anything else you will (normally) see. A world of possibility. Incredible sustained intensity.
January 17 - February 3, 2013
Venue: Headwaters Theatre
Text by William Shakespeare
Director: Gisela Cardenas
*Member, Actors' Equity Association
Sound design: Mark Valadez
Set design:Peter Ksander
Lighting design Miranda K. Hardy
Costume design: Oana Botez
Stage Manager: Tyler Ryan
Dramaturg: Kate Sanderson Holly
Assistant Director: Devan Wardrop-Saxton
Seamstress: Jamie Meinecke
Photography: Gary Norman
Made possible with support from Ronni LaCroute.