New York City
SoHo Shakespeare Company marks its triumphant return to in-person theatre with Shakespeare’s Richard III.
The year is 2023. The House of York quarrel and carouse in their Hamptons mansion, but these old-money elites face a threat to their empire from within their own gilded halls. The feeblest among them might prove the most cunning if it wins him what he deserves: the throne, an army, his enemies’ heads. What’s a little murder and mayhem among family?
Shakespeare gets sinister in this bone-chilling drama of contemporary “royals”—the power-hungry corporate elite, infected with resentment and familial trauma. Set to a mash of original music and sound devised by powerhouse composer and looping artist Serena Ebony Miller*, Richard III tells a cautionary tale of grievance and deranged ambition. When we feel unloved, disposed of, and disrespected, we might just kill for recognition.
Directed by Alex Pepperman, Associate Directed by Kanika Asavari Vaish, Assistant Directed by Ahmad Maher.