Production Dates: February 8 – 19, 2017
MILWAUKEE, WI – Richard III (February 8-19) delivers a sucker punch of psychopathic power struggles with the story of England’s infamous crook-backed king. This is the original House of Cards, as Shakespeare’s chilling historical tragedy charts the meteoric rise of a master manipulator and the price of division in a war-weary nation. Director Alec Lachman combines physical theater and an original score by Jake Russell Thompson to enhance Shakespeare’s mythic take on one of theater’s first super-villains, with a female actor in the title role.
After years of civil war, a fractured England has finally arrived at an uneasy chance for peace. But the war’s lingering effects on a bitterly divided court are the perfect breeding ground for a new threat: Richard of Gloucester, the new king’s shrewd and disfigured younger brother. Brilliant, vindictive, and overlooked, Richard has no intention to fade into his brother’s shadow. With his sights on the highest seat in the land, Richard launches a campaign of manipulation and murder against the petty, bickering courtiers. The battle for England’s soul has begun.
This play features loud music and violence against men and women.
2 hours (15-minute intermission)
Performing Arts | Theatre
Richard III | William Shakespeare
Voices Found Repertory
Directed by Alec Lachman
Cast (in alphabetical order): Madeleine Farley, Victoria Hudziak, Nick Hurtgen, Thorin Ketelsen, Claire Kinder, Donald Kozinski, Brittany Meister, Samantha Taylor, Jake Russell Thompson, Jennifer Vosters, Madeline Wakley, Oliver Wolf, Sarah Zapiain
February 8-19, 2017
Wednesday, February 8 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, February 9 @ 7:30pm
Friday, February 10 @ 11:00pm
Saturday, February 11 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, February 16 @ 7:30pm
Friday, February 17 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00pm, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19 @ 2:00pm
The Arcade Theatre (at the Underground Collaborative) | 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
Free street parking after 6:00pm and all day Sunday
Surface lots between Michigan & Clyborne/2nd & Plankinton
The Shops at Grand Avenue garage on Plankinton Ave. (between Michigan St. and Wisconsin Ave.)
Elevator located via the Wisconsin Ave. entrance to the Shops at Grand Avenue
General Admission: $12
$9 for students/seniors
$10 for artists/educators with a valid ID or recent program
February 10 @ 11:00pm is a pay-what-you-can performance – all donations are greatly appreciated.
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Fresh onto the Milwaukee theater scene, Voices Found Repertory is dedicated to creating theater that unifies its audience and to upholding an inclusive safe space for exploration, communication, and empathy. Our goal is to produce fresh and invigorated stagings of Shakespeare’s plays as well as to create a platform for new works. We believe in creative problem solving, clever budgeting, and a healthy appreciation for spontaneity - combined with passion and, of course, a little luck. Above all, we believe in the power of the arts and strive to use our responsibility as artists for the good of our community.