Richard III 04/05–04/28Buy Tickets
Pigeon Creek Shakespeare will present Richard III at multiple West Michigan venues from April 5 though 28. Tickets are available online the venues, with information at www.pcshakespeare.com. After its opening at Central Michigan University in March, the production will play at the Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson SE in Grand Rapids, April 5-7 and 12-14. It will then move to the Beardsley Theater in Muskegon on April 18, the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven on April 17, and the Jenison Center for the Arts on April 28.
In recent seasons, the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company has been making its way through Shakespeare’s history plays, a project which culminates with the current production of the bard’s Richard III. The play follows the title character as he plots and schemes his way to the throne of England, confiding his plans in the audience along the way.
Richard III is directed by Aili Huber, a guest director from Virginia who has previously directed several other productions for Pigeon Creek, most recently the 2018 season production of Antony and Cleopatra. Like all of Pigeon Creek’s productions, Richard III features a relatively small cast, with 10 actors taking on all of the play’s roles. This means that some actors play multiple roles in a fast-paced production which keeps the audience engaged with the play’s roller-coaster plot. The production also features live music and an audience-interactive atmosphere.
The production features actors Scott Lange, Kathleen Bode, Ethan Engeseth, Amanda Grah, Kimi Griggs, Kat Hermes, Katherine Mayberry, Ashley Normand, Riley Van Ess, Scott Wright, and Seraphina Zorn.
Ticket prices range from $8-$16, and ticket information for the various venues is below: Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson SE in Grand Rapids MI, April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8:00 p.m. and April 7 and 14 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets available at www.dogstorytheater.com.
Beardsley Theater, Frauenthal Center for the Arts, 425 West Western Avenue in Muskegon MI April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets available at www.frauenthal.org.
Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 200 Washington Avenue in Grand Haven MI April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets available at www.pcshakespeare.com/onstage.
Jenison Center for the Arts, 8375 20th Avenue in Jenison MI April 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets available at www.jpsarts.org.