Buy Tickets From the 2017-2018 Season: The Life and Death of Richard the Second Playing April 28, 2018 to May 13, 2018

$15 General Admission Preview Thursday April 26, 2018
$20 General Admission Preview Friday April 27, 2018

Lee Osorio

“This throne of kings, . . . this England”.

The Shakespeare Tavern’s journey through all of Shakespeare’s History plays continues with this tale of a greedy, self-serving King. Watch as Richard lies and steals his way to riches in order to finance his invasion of Irish lands. Watch as Bolingbroke and Northumberland unite against Richard, ultimately leading to Richard’s imprisonment and Bolingbroke’s crowning as King Henry IV … all of which will lead us to the next chapter of the story.

A part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series!

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday May 6 after the show! 

Director's Notes

Directed by Drew Reeves

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Show Roles

Performances April 28 – May 13, 2018

Show Times
Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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