The Theatre @ Boston Court presents “R II,” text by William Shakespeare, conceived, adapted and directed by Jessica Kubzansky. Opening night is Saturday, September 14, 2013 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.
Stripped to its very essence, Kubzansky’s “Richard II” is theatrical, raw, and performed with only three actors. As Richard says: “thus play I in one person many people—and none contented.” Shakespeare’s tale still resonates deeply today, posing the ultimate identity crisis. When arrogant King Richard is deposed by Bolingbroke, who has good reason to lead a rebellion and seize the crown, Richard is left bewildered as he struggles to find a new identity, and Bolingbroke is overwhelmed by how hard it is to be king. After all, who are we without our names or titles?
“R II” features James Ortlieb, John Sloan and Paige Lindsey White.
Kubzansky is the Co-Artistic Director for The Theatre @ Boston Court. At Boston Court she has directed: World Premieres of Michael Elyanow’s "The Children," Jordan Harrison’s "Futura," Laura Schellhardt’s "Courting Vampires," Nick Salamone and Maury Mcintyre’s "Gulls," Mickey Birnbaum’s "Bleed Rail," Carlos Murillo’s "Unfinished American Highwayscape #9 & 32," Jean-Claude Van Itallie’s "Light," Cody Henderson’s "Cold/Tender," plus "Camino Real" and "Mother Courage." She is a recipient of the LADCC Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatre.
“R II” previews for six performances beginning September 5, 2013 opening September 14 and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through October 27 with an added performance on Wednesday, October 2 and Wednesday October 9. Preview tickets are $17 and regular performances are $34. Senior, student and group discounts are also available. Call 626-683-6883 or visit www.BostonCourt.org or by calling (626) 683-6883.
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Boston Court Performing Arts Center is located in Pasadena one block north of Colorado at the corner of Mentor Ave. and Boston Ct.
“R II” is supported in part by the City of Pasadena, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Shubert Foundation, The American Theatre Wing, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generous contributions of The Theatre @ Boston Court supporters and contributors.
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