By William Shakespeare
A Centuries-old political myth of absolute power corrupting absolutely.
Zach Curtis and assistant directed by Juliana Egley
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Featuring the Talents of:
Tena May Gallivan
Sally Ann Wright
Jerome Yorke Jr.
Set Design by Steve Kath, Light Design by Jen DeGolier,
Costumes by Emily Heaney, Dramaturgy by Kit Gordon, and live music by Joseph Papke.
May 6 - May 28, 2004
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm
PLUS! A special pay what you can Monday performance on May 16th
Tickets are $18. Students/Seniors $16. Wheelchair accessible!
For reservations and information call (651) 645-3503.
All Performances are at the Loading Dock Theater
Directions to the Loading Dock Theater
In director Curtis' vision, Richard III is removed from its period to an indeterminate time and place,
creating a raw stark environment that will allow the play to be the thing.
Set Designer, Steve Kath is creating a mostly featureless industrial environment of corrugated steel and
rivets for the weaving of webs by one of Shakespeare's most famous villains. This setting will be augmented
by the lighting talents of Jen DeGolier and the text will be forwarded by an original score for percussion
and live sound effects composed by Joseph Papke.
Curtis admits to being influenced in his presentation by his work with Michelle Hensley at 10,000 Things.
This manifests in Papke's percussive score and a minimum of stage trappings. Believing that leaving the
play in its own time only accentuates the historical inaccuracy, he is not inclined to locate another
era and try to interpret the play appropriately. He feels that Richard III's focus on only its central
story strongly supports removing it from time and place and allowing the play's text and message to shine
Photos featruring Stephanie Lein and Garry Geiken
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Photo by Starting Gate Staff Photographer John Autey
This production of Richard III has been generously funded, in part, by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.