RICHARD III by William Shakespeare
Directed by Steve Scott
The crown: the symbol of ultimate power and the goal of one of Shakespeare’s most extravagantly charming (and despicable) creations, Richard of Gloucester. As literature’s most infamous outcast seduces and bludgeons his way to power, who is complicit? Both a mesmerizing look at history and a mirror to our own turbulent times, Richard III stands as one of the Bard’s most indelibly entertaining, viscerally shocking dissections of the unholy marriage of greed and complacency.
“extremely impressive … a stellar show … Richard III feels as clearly important today as it was in the 16th Century.”
…Promethean Theatre Ensemble has done a tremendous job in their performance of William Shakespeare’s Richard III at Chicago’s Factory Theater.
Julia W. Rath
Around the Town
With a minimal set—a couple benches, steps with a recess to indicate the space for a throne—and little in the way of choreography or any other theatrical gimmickry, Promethean Theatre Ensemble leaves the Bard’s words to work their hard magic. Cameron Feagin commands the stage in the titular role.
… a straightforward, well-executed production of Richard III…. Anchored by Cameron Feagin’s thoroughly evil but ultimately still human performance, I thoroughly enjoyed this production.
Chicago Theatre Review
Cameron Feagin gives you everything you want in a Richard—smart, scheming, charismatic, funny and self-consciously theatrical….Come out to see Feagin as a fantastic Richard III.
New City Stage
May 20 – June 25, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
Press Opening: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Performed at The Factory Theater
1623 W. Howard Street
Chicago, IL 60626
The Factory Theater is located 1/2 block east of the Howard el stop, served by:
CTA Red Line, Purple Line, Yellow Line; CTA Buses #22, #97, #147, #151, #201, #205, #206;
Pace Buses #215, #290
If you’re driving, there’s plenty of convenient on-street parking.
PROOF OF VACCINATION AND THE PROPER WEARING OF MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE.
Creatives & Crew
Producing Associate – Anna C. Bahow
Covid Compliance and Technical Director – Jeremiah Barr
Production Manager – Alexa Berkowitz
Props Designer – Tristan Brandon
Lighting Designer – Benjamin Dionysus
Text Coach – Paulette Hicks
Associate Director – Lauren Katz
Costume Designer – Rachel Lambert
Scenic Consultant – Therese Ritchie
Director – Steve Scott
Dramaturg – Kevin Sheehan
Photography – Steven Townshend, Distant Era
Stage Manager – Becky Warner
Sound Designer – Sebby Woldt
Fight and Intimacy Director – Maureen Yasko
Heather Kae Smith
Destin Lorde Teamer
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Producing a large-cast play (15 people playing over 30 roles!) during what is hopefully the tail-end of a pandemic, is possible thanks to “wonderstudies,” the bedrock of the theatre. Some Richard III understudies have agreed to prepare roles in addition to their main assignment; some have devoted themselves entirely to understudying for this production. These dedicated professionals work alongside the cast to develop characters and fulfill the promise that the show will go on. The Chicago theatre community – producers, performers, and audiences – is indebted to understudies and the directing/stage management teams that help them prepare.