Walking The Dog Theater Presents Shakespeare's RICHARD II

Walking the dog Theater (WTD) of Ghent, NY collaborates with NIKITA Productions of New York, NY to present William Shakespeare's Richard II at the Hawthorne Valley School Hall in Ghent, NY, this July 19-29, plus a preview performance on July 18. Director Melania Levitsky says of the play, "Richard II is a story about identity. Taking place during a dramatic shift in history when tradition, religion and royal lineage get disrupted, the modern age of ruling-by-might is birthed.

King Richard is a sovereign who plays at being King. Crowned at the age of 10, and surrounded by flatterers, he rules by ceremony and pillage, repeatedly claiming his righteousness as God's anointed minister. His downfall comes when he crosses one line too many, and the consequences of his misrule and lack of self-knowledge finally come home to roost, resulting in the new order of King Henry IV."

This is the third summer of WTD's popular Shakespeare in the Village program, which brings professional Shakespeare performances to the heart of Ghent, NY. A vital hallmark of the Shakespeare in the Village program is flexible ticket pricing (requested donation $30-$10), which makes the experience of live theater accessible to all.

With TAMIR*, William Sanderson, Scott Mendelsohn, James Luse, Yuan-rong Liao, Carla Lewis*, John-Scott Legg, James Kuhn, Simon Frishkoff, Sam Ferrone, David Anderson, and 6 interns.

Performances: Preview July 18, 2018, at 7:30 pm; July 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm; July 22 at 2:00 pm; July 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm; July 29 at 2:00 pm. Requested donation: $30-$10

Walking the dog Theater creates theater events and workshops that inspire, entertain, and build community. Walking the dog Theater is an initiative of the Hawthorne Valley Association, a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Visit wtdevents.org.

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