The Richmond Shepard Theatre Presents World Premiere of OSWALD, Opens 6/1


The Richmond Shepard Theatre, In Association with John P. Greene, will present the world premiere of OSWALD, a new drama by Dennis Richard. The drama, directed by Richmond Shepard, opens on Wednesday, June 1st & will run through June 18th at the Richmond Shepard Theatre. Set Design is by
Kirk Larsen, with Lighting Design by Brett Maughan.

When Friday, November 22, 1963, comes to an end, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States & Police Officer, J.D. Tippit, both lie dead in Dallas. Amidst the chaos that ensues, an evasive Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested & becomes the number one suspect. It is the job of Captain William Fritz to extract a confession. As evidence mounts, defiance is Oswald's only defense. Based on the bristling & explosive actual interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald by Dallas Chief of Homicide, Captain William J. Fritz, what unfolds in OSWALD is one of the most engrossing battles ever brought to the stage, as a defiant 24 year-old, tight-lipped young man goes up against the best homicide detective the Dallas Police Department has to offer. There was no stenographer & no film or audio tapes of those interrogations, just handwritten notes by Fritz. Forty eight hours & seven minutes after the President of the United States was shot & killed, there was another shot in Dallas. That shot was for Lee Harvey Oswald.

Featured in the cast of the AEA Showcase Production are Sky Adams*, Dan Burkarth*, Ken Driesslein, Daniel Hicks*, Tim Intravia*, David Lamberton*, Jonathan Miles* & Josh Rhett Noble*.

OSWALD is produced & directed by Richmond Shepard, who commented, "this is a theatrical event of tremendous historical value, as well as a gripping drama about the battle between two men, behind closed doors, in a story not known to the general public. Since those eventful days in Dallas in 1963, everyone has been heard from, except Lee Harvey Oswald."

Playwright Dennis Richard's past productions include Wreck (Richmond Shepard Theatre, 2010) Park Keeper, The Pepper-Pot Dwarf & the Gargoyle (American Center for the Performing Arts, Boston), A Suite of Rooms & Sea Listeners (86th Street Playhouse, NYC), Territory (ATA, NYC) & Twisted Steel (Burbage Theatre, LA).

DATES: June 1st - 18th, Wed - Sat @ 8pm & Sundays @ 3pm
THEATRE: 309 East 26th @ 2nd Ave.
RESERVATION: (212)684-2690

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