Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night Bows at the Delacorte Theater!

Tony Award nominee Robert O'Hara brings his sharp wit and story-telling genius to The Delacorte with a bold new production of a Shakespeare classic.

By: Jul. 01, 2022
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The Public Theater just celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The shows marks Robert O'Hara's Free Shakespeare in the Park debut and welcomes Danai Gurira back to The Delacorte after 11 years in the title role. Check out photos from opening night below!

The complete cast of RICHARD III includes Maleni Chaitoo (Ensemble), Wyatt Cirbus (Prince of Wales), Thomas DellaMonica (Understudy Ensemble) , Sanjit De Silva (Buckingham), Sam Duncan (Duke of York), Thaddeus S. Fitzpatrick (Ensemble), Skyler Gallun (Ensemble), Danai Gurira (Richard III), Sarah Nina Hayon (Ensemble), Monique Holt (Duchess of York), Matthew August Jeffers (Ensemble), Matt Monaco (Ensemble), Gregg Mozgala (King Edward IV/Richmond), Joe Mucciolo (Ensemble), Paul Niebanck (George), Xavier Pacheco (Ensemble), Marcus Raye Pérez (Ensemble), Grace Porter (Ensemble), Michael Potts (Lord Stanley), Ariel Shafir (Lord Hastings), Heather Alicia Simms (Queen Elizabeth), N'yomi Stewart (Ensemble), Ali Stroker (Anne), Sharon Washington (Queen Margaret), and Daniel J. Watts (Catesby Ratcliffe).

Tony Award nominee Robert O'Hara (Slave Play, The Public's Barbecue) brings his sharp wit and story-telling genius to The Delacorte with a bold new production of RICHARD III. One of Shakespeare's most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab will open Free Shakespeare in the Park's 60th Season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.

The production features scenic design by Myung Hee Cho, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design and original music by Elisheba Ittoop, Delacorte 2022 sound system design by Daniel Lundberg, hair and wig design by Nikiya Mathis, prop management by Alexander Wylie, direction of artistic sign language by Neil Sprouse, fight direction by Teniece Divya Johnson and Jeremy Sample, intimacy direction by Tenice Divya Johnson, and movement direction by Byron Easley. Bryan Bauer serves as production stage manager and Heather Englander serves as stage manager.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
The cast of RICHARD III

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
The cast of RICHARD III

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Paul Niebanck

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Ariel Shafir

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Daniel J. Watts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sanjit De Silva

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Michael Potts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Gregg Mozgala

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Monique Holt

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Ali Stroker

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Heather Alicia Simms

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sharon Washington

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Danai Gurira

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Danai Gurira

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
The cast of RICHARD III

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
The cast of RICHARD III

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Xavier Pacheco

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Xavier Pacheco

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Paul Niebanck

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Paul Niebanck

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Ariel Shafir

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Ariel Shafir

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sam Duncan

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sam Duncan

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Wyatt Cirbus

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Wyatt Cirbus

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sam Duncan, Wyatt Cirbus

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sam Duncan, Wyatt Cirbus

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Thomas DellaMonica

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Thomas DellaMonica

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Marcus Raye Perez

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Marcus Raye Perez

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Thaddeus S. Fitzpatrick

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Thaddeus S. Fitzpatrick

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Joe Mucciolo

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Joe Mucciolo

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Skyler Gallun, Matt Monaco

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Skyler Gallun, Matt Monaco

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Daniel J. Watts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Daniel J. Watts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Gregg Mozgala

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Gregg Mozgala

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Matthew August Jeffers

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Matthew August Jeffers

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Michael Potts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Michael Potts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Maleni Chaitoo

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Maleni Chaitoo

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Monique Holt

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Monique Holt

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Grace Porter

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Grace Porter

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Joe Mucciolo, Neil Sprouse, Maleni Chaitoo, Thomas DellaMonica, Monique Holt

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sarah Nina Hayon

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sarah Nina Hayon

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sanjit De Silva

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sanjit De Silva

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Heather Alicia Simms

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Heather Alicia Simms

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sharon Washington, Sanjit De Silva, Heather Alicia Simms

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sharon Washington, Sanjit De Silva, Heather Alicia Simms

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sharon Washington

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Sharon Washington

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Adrienne Warren, Daniel J. Watts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Adrienne Warren, Daniel J. Watts

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Ali Stroker

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Ali Stroker

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Danai Gurira

Photos: The Cast of RICHARD III Takes Their Opening Night  Bows at the Delacorte Theater!
Danai Gurira




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