RICHARD III Opens in July at Gallery Players

Players' Shakespeare of Gallery Players presents Richard III by William Shakespeare.

Richard III is the final play in Shakespeare's first attempt at history plays, the four part story of the Wars of the Roses. Its title character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, emerged grinning and bragging from the chaos of those wars in the third part of Henry VI where he announced "I can smile and murder whiles I smile." Shakespeare gave Richard, Duke of Gloucester, his own play Richard III: a one-man show, presided over by one of Shakespeare's unforgettable characters, the 'poisonous bunch-backed toad", Richard. The play was Shakespeare's first blockbuster combining in Richard the ruthlessness of the Godfather with the charm of Dracula. Four centuries later the play continues to be one of Shakespeare's most popular.

Richard III opens Thursday, July 14th and runs for 12 performances through Sunday, July 31st, 2016. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for senior citizens, students, and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at www.gallleryplayers.com or by calling Ovationtix at 212 352 3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends). Richard III is an approved Actors' Equity Association showcase.

Bringing Richard III to the Gallery stage is Producer, Dominic Cuskern; Director, Robin Leslie Brown; Scenic and Lighting Design, Conor Moore; Costume Design, Molly Walz; Sound Design, Megan Cully; Production Stage Manager, Jillian Christensen and an outstanding acting ensemble including: Mickey Abbate; Kevin Bain*; Kevin Blackwelder; Brittany Brook; Ollie Corchado; RJ Foster*; Ian Geary; Varvara Ilchenko; Emily La Rosa; Jarvis Matthews; Iany Panait; Charles Pang; Alice Lussiana Parente; Victor Perez*; Katherine Puma*, Alexander Rafala; Nancy Rich; David Shakopi; Reet Roos Varnik; Nicky Vicinanzo; Matthew Whitfield; William Baldwin Young.

(* denotes member of Actors' Equity Association)

Following the Sunday, July 17th matinee, the audience is invited to Gallery Talks, a brief, complimentary post-show discussion with the cast and a special guest.

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