Ron Cephas Jones
Ron Cephas Jones
The Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit is set to tour to correctional facilities, homeless shelters, centers for at-risk-youth, senior centers, and park recreation centers with Richard III during a 3-week tour from July 16-August 3. Amanda Dehnert will direct.

Richard III tells the story of one of Shakespeare's most charismatic villains who cuts a swath through the politicos, power-mongers, and even family members who stand between him and the crown.

The cast will feature Michelle Beck (Anne), Suzanne Bertish (Margaret), Keith Eric Chappelle (Hastings), Michael Crane (Buckingham), Lynn Hawley (Elizabeth), Alex Hernandez (Catesby), Miriam Hyman (Clarence), Ron Cephas Jones (Richard III), and Kevin Kelly (Edward).

Following the tour, Richard III will have a run at The Public Theater, August 6-25.

The Mobile Shakespeare Unit is a reinvention of Joseph Papp's Mobile Shakespeare program, which began in 1957 and eventually evolved into The Public Theater.

for more information and tickets to The Public's run of Richard III, click here.