Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' electrifying adaptation distills six Shakespeare plays into two action-packed dramas tracing the rise and fall of kings, and the uncommon courage of common men. In the spirit of addictive epic sagas, like Scandal and House of Cards, tensions build as the origin stories of Shakespeare's most iconic rulers unfold—underscored by stunning staging, live music, surprising poignancy and humor. These must-see theatrical events of 2016 unfold over two installments—beginning in the spring and culminating in the fall. Each runs approximately six hours, including several intermissions and a brief meal break.
Civil Strife consists of Henry VI, Parts 2 & 3, and Richard III.