Lincoln Center's 2019 White Light Festival presents Richard III
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The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater company and director Garry Hynes. The production stars Aaron Monaghan, who appeared as Estragon in Druid’s acclaimed Waiting for Godot in the 2018 White Light Festival.
Shakespeare depicts one of the world's greatest villains in Richard III, a chilling and darkly comic story of power and ambition. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, portrayed by Aaron Monaghan, sets about bending the world to his own desires, vanquishing his better angels in pursuit of the crown. The Bard's ruthless monarch resonates through the ages in this award-winning production from Ireland's Druid theater company and Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes. A continuation of the company's exploration of Shakespeare's kings, the production reunites the creative team and members of the Druid ensemble behind the celebrated DruidShakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV (Pts. 1 & 2) and Henry V, which played Lincoln Center in 2015. Druid's acclaimed run of Waiting for Godot, also directed by Hynes and starring Monaghan as Estragon, was featured in the 2018 White Light Festival.
DruidShakespeare:Richard III (U.S. production premiere) Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance) Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm (preview performance) Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College Directed by Garry Hynes Produced by Druid Starring Aaron Monaghan as Richard III Francis O'Connor, set and costume design James F. Ingalls, lighting design Gregory Clarke, sound design Conor Linehan, music David Bolger, movement and fight choreography Doreen McKenna, co-costume design Performance length: Three hours, including intermission
There will be a pre-performance discussion with Garry Hynes and Robert Marx on Sunday, November 10 at 1:45 pm in the John Jay College Lecture Hall.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 2019 White Light Festival will run October 19 through November 24. For its tenth anniversary season, the multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in eight venues across the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and the return of festival favorites.
“The resonance of the White Light Festival has only deepened during its first decade, as we have moved into far more challenging times here and around the world,” said Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director of Lincoln Center. “The Festival’s central theme, namely the singular capacity of artistic expression to illuminate what is inside ourselves and connect us to others, is more relevant than ever. This 10th anniversary edition spanning disparate countries, cultures, disciplines, and genres emphasizes that the elevation of the spirit the arts inspires uniquely unites us and expands who we are.”
Venue: Gerald W Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 W 59th St New York, NY 10019
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