(September 30, 2014) – Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South’s professional classical theatre, opens its seventh performance season with a resurrection of William Shakespeare’s Richard III inside Duncan-Williams Performance Hall at Germantown Performing Arts Center over Halloween.
Playing an extremely limited run from October 30 – November 1 inside the 824-seat hall, Richard III features TSC founder and producing artistic director Dan McCleary in the title role. The production is sponsored by Ann and Wellford Tabor.
Directed by Dave Demke (TSC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Richard III features a seasoned cast of eight actors that will act as King Richard’s spirit world during All Hallow’s Eve. Seven spirits revisit Shakespeare’s narrative of the most infamous villain in literary history. This revisitation has been prompted by the factual discovery and un-earthing of the real Richard III under a parking lot in Leicester, England two years ago. The bones remain un-interred as of this writing and performance. The discoveries made about the man who was Richard do not always support Shakespeare’s creation, but do tell a compelling and even painful story.