Richard II

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Rosa Joshi

Performed at the Center Theatre at Seattle Center

January 8, 2014


February 2, 2014

This lyrical beginning to the War of the Roses is among the most moving of all of Shakespeare’s histories. More poet than monarch, Richard is ill-suited to the role that lineage and legacy demands of him. Surrounded by ambitious men who would prey on his vulnerabilities, Richard is toppled from the throne by his cunning and capable cousin, Henry. But in the loss of his worldly power, Richard makes an unexpected revelation far more important than any kingdom.


Carol Wolfe Clay (Scenic Designer), Jocelyne Fowler (Costume Designer), Geoff Korf (Lighting Designer), Dominic CodyKramers (Sound Designer), Lisa Norman (Voice/Text Director), Robin Macartney (Props Designer), Gordon Carpenter (Fight Choreographer),  Tori Thompson (Stage Manager)

CAST (in alphabetical order)
David Brown-King (Duke of Aumerle), Mike Dooly (Thomas Mowbray/Welsh Captain/Abbott/Keeper), David Foubert (Henry Bolingbroke), Reginald Andre Jackson (Earl of Northumberland), Peter A. Jacobs (Duke of York), Brenda Joyner (Queen), Robert Keene (Scroope), Dan Kremer (John of Gaunt/Gardener/Groom), Marty Krouse (Bishop of Carlisle/Lord Marshal), Jason Marr (Bagot), Victor Matlock (Green/Servant/Murderer), Alex Matthews (Lord Willoughby), George Mount (King Richard), Jay Myers (Bushy/Gardener’s Man/Guard/Murderer), Brandon J. Simmons (Lord Ross), Kate Wisniewski (Duchess of York/Duchess of Gloucester).

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