Tony Award-nominated theater luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a stage version of two Shakespeare plays. Featuring one of Shakespeare's darkest villains, Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III combines the text of Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 3 and Richard III. Starring Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, the production explains how Richard III evolved into a tyrant. In Henry VI, Part 3, he pretends to be a subjugated good brother while secretly behaving with bloodthirsty abandon. After killing Henry, Richard declares himself severed from his family and brotherhood and stands alone in his quest for the crown. In Richard III, he's the central character, keeping his subjects and rivals under his thumb in his zeal for power.