Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MOVABLE SHAKESPEARE’S “RICHARD III” OPENS THIS FRIDAY

RICHARD III-In-The-Ruins

WHEN: October 5 - 28, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM; Sundays at 6:00 PM
WHERE:
Outdoors at the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City
TICKETS:
Adults: $29 -$36; Seniors: $29; Students under 25 (except Saturdays): $15 (no additional service fees)
special rate of $12/ticket for groups of 10 students or more

recommended for ages 11 and up

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS or call 410.313.8661 (M-F, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
pre-ordering strongly recommended—audience size limited
click here for questions about the event and ticketing

Here’s your chance to jump back into history (at least Shakespeare’s account of it—read below for some startling news about the REAL King) and walk alongside Richard III as he manipulates, marries and murders his way to the throne of England.

Read this great feature on CSC's Richard III in the latest edition of Howard County Times/Columbia Flier.

A council worker fixed a camera at the parking lot in Leicester, England, where archaeologists unearthed a skeleton, very likely Richard III-s, amid the remains of an ancient priory. Andrew Testa for The New York Times Did you know the real Richard's skeleton has been found?

What a coincidence—they couldn't have planned this better….. Right now scientists are painstakingly going over the skeletal remains of who they think is the real King Richard III. Unearthed beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, the remains found have every indication of being those of the famous king -- a deformed spine, a mortal battlefield wound in the back of the skull and a barbed metal arrowhead found between two upper vertebrae. Could they really have unearthed the actual Richard?
Read this great article in The New York Times. (Above: A council worker fixed a camera at the parking lot in Leicester, England, where archaeologists unearthed a skeleton, very likely Richard III’s, amid the remains of an ancient priory. Andrew Testa for The New York Times)

The Movable productions are a different kind of animal. The audience does not arrive to find their seats in a hushed, darkened theater with plush draperies and a pre-recorded message asking them to avoid opening candy wrappers. Instead, the audience follows different scenes around the grounds of the PFI Historic Park. They become part of the action in this unique format. Dress warmly, wear comfy shoes and prepare to get up close and personal to some of the most unforgettable villainy of the ages (battle helmet not required).

  • bring a flashlight
  • no shuttle--plan to walk up the hill
  • pick up tickets at the Park (not in the parking lot)
  • dress warmly
  • wear sensible shoes for running from ghosts


Every Friday Night is an Extended Version night, offered free with admission. These are a more in-depth look at some aspect of the production. All Extended Version discussions start Fridays at 7:00 PM.

October 5, Movable Shakespeare Panel Discussion: New York Classical Theatre's Artistic Director Stephen Burdman joins CSC's Ian Gallanar and Scott Alan Small to talk about the "progressive" or "promenade" staging format we call movable.

October 12, Meet The Actors: Meet some of the actors behind this production and get insights on their approaches to acting in one of Shakespeare's plays--with CSCers Vince Eisenson (Richard), Lesley Malin (Queen Elizabeth) and Greg Burgess (Stanley)

October 19, The Historical Richard III: Medieval scholar Dr. Kelly Emerson helps put the real historical figures of the play in context. What was the real Richard III like? Why did Shakespeare portray him the way that he did? (Almost sold out!)

October 26, What Makes Richard III So Great?  Dr Stephen Urkowitz, author of the book Shakespeare's Revision of King Lear and Professor Emeritus at City College of New York, presents an analysis of the play.

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