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The Ridgefield Playhouse: 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Tragedy of King Richard The Second: The National Theatre (Encore)

ENCORE PRESENTATION
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7pm

Atria Senior Living Classical Series
With Support from The Ridgefield Press
and Whistle Stop Bakery

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Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy. Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolutionat the Almeida and Absolute Hellat the National Theatre.

Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

Tickets: $25 Adult | $20 Senior/Member | $15 Student | FREE students under 18

Running Time: 2.5 hours