Richard The Third


What does it look like when a man with no scruples stops at nothing to gain power? If you’re unsure, Richard of Gloucester will gladly demonstrate. What he lacks in looks he makes up for in bottomless ambition, ruthless cunning and rapacious zeal: the crown, at all costs. As he climbs ever higher, Richard bends the world to his will until even his mother can’t bear to own him.

Shakespeare’s mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac’s rampage to the throne — one of his greatest variations on history — remains an irresistible study of villainy and of our alarming addiction to its exploits. Director David Muse returns to STC after his hit production of King Charles III, rendered “more incisively than…in its Broadway incarnation” (The Washington Post).

Presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$44 - $118

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Box Office Phone: 202-547-1122

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/05/2019 - 03/10/2019
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Performer Role
Logan Matthew Baker Duke of York
Christopher M McFarland Buckingham
David Bishins Edward IV/Ratcliffe
Sofiya Cheyenne Mayor
Sheldon Donenberg Ensemble
Elizabeth Erb Ensemble
Jonathan Feuer Grey
Ahmad Kamal Brankenbury
John Keabler Catesby
Mihir Kumar Ensemble
Matthew Aldwin McGee Second Murderer
Sam Midwood Ensemble
Lizan Mitchell Queen Margaret
Charlie Niccolini Young Prince Edward
Cody Nickell Clarence/Tyrrell
Matthew Rauch Richard of Gloucester
Cara Ricketts Lady Anne
Robynn Rodriguez Queen Elizabeth
Michael Rudko Stanley
Billy Saunders, Jr Ensemble
Todd Scofield Rivers
Stephen Shetler Ensemble
Sandra Shipley Duchess of York
David Ryan Smith First Murderer/Scrivener/Blunt
Evelyn Spahr Richmond
Andrew Thornton Ensemble
Derrick L Weeden Hastings
Harry A Winter Bishop of Ely
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
David Muse
Costume Designer
Murell Horton
Set Designer
Debra Booth
Sound Designer
Lindsay Jones
Movement for plays
Stephanie Paul
Lighting Designer
Lap Chi Chu
Fight Choreographer Robb Hunter


Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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