Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Riverside's Richard III opens this weekend

Riverside - Richard III, the second show of the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival opens this weekend. It is directed by Kristin Horton. Midsummer Night's Dream, which opened last weekend, continues next week.

Richard wages his own private war as he murders, manipulates, and marries his way to the throne. This story of a self-proclaimed villain battling to obtain and retain the crown is one of Shakespeare’s most diabolical history plays.

The Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival premiered in June of 2000 with Twelfth Night. The stage is located in Lower City Park and is Iowa City’s only permanent outdoor theatre. Special Family Nights and group discounts are also offered. To purchase tickets, call the box office at (319) 338-7672 or visit their website.

We will have a review of Richard III next week. We will also have a review of Midsummer as soon as we can reschedule. Our reviewer last weekend was rained out - let's hope for clear skies this time!

Performance Dates:
Friday, June 19 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 20 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 21 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 pm
Friday June 26 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, July 1 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 5 at 7:00 pm

Thursday, July 9 at 8:00 pm
Friday, July 10 at 8:00 pm

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