2014 Archives

Meadows presents Shakespeare's Richard III

Performances February 26 – March 2 in SMU's Greer Garson Theatre

February 28, 2014

What:

A towering and thrilling Shakespearean masterpiece featuring one of theater’s most entertaining villains and the array of brilliant women and men who oppose him.

Master of a diabolically cruel wit, Richard boasts that he “can smile and murder whiles I smile….”

In response, the poet W.H. Auden suggests that the murderous king “must always make enemies, for then he can be sure he exists.”

Directed by Associate Professor Michael Connolly.

Richard III is about a time in England when, following a civil war between the royal family of York and the royal family of Lancaster, the country enjoys a period of peace under King Edward IV. But Edward’s younger brother, Richard, resents Edward’s power and aspires to have the throne for himself. To achieve this, he decides to kill anyone he has to in order to become king.

When: February 26 – March 2; 8 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
Where: Greer Garson Theatre in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU

campus, Dallas (75205)

Cost: $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and SMU faculty & staff
 Info: Call 214-768-2787

Scenes from the production

 

SMU presents Richard III
Russell Jonas MFA ‘14 and Sarah Rutan MFA ‘16
SMU presents Richard III
(In the background)  Seth Fenton BFA ’14, Rhett Blake Murray BFA ’15  (In the foreground)  Russell Jonas  MFA ‘14

Russell Jonas MFA ’14 and Claire Carson BFA ‘14