Shakespeare’s “Richard III” is shaking things up at Barter Stage II with rearranged seating. In this performance, running April 12 – May 5, the theatre has been altered to allow the audience to be right in the middle of the action.
In this Shakespeare classic, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, will stop at nothing to become King. With his intelligence, political brilliance, and dazzling use of language, he climbs his way to power.
This unique production has been adapted and directed by Associate Director Katy Brown who said, “I’m not after a well-behaved night at the theatre. I’m after something more fun and more liberating than that. I want to put you in the middle of the action and invite the unexpected among us.” Sean Maximo Campos, Mary Lucy Bivins, Andrew Hampton Livingston, and more of Barter Theatre’s fan favorites bring this show to life.
Shakespeare’s “Richard III” is made possible in Memory of Gary Kimbrell by friends.
To purchase tickets, please visit bartertheatre.com or call 276-628-3991. Tickets for all performances of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” begin at just $20.
Barter Theatre, the nation’s longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.