Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Tonight, Smith Street Stage Returns To Carroll Park With Its Production Of Shakespeare's "Richard III"


Actors Michael Hanson and Katie Willmorth
In Smith Street Stage's production of Richard III
(photo credit: Chris Montgomery)
(photo credit: Chris Montgomery)
(photo credit: Chris Montgomery)

Be There!
Once again,  award-winning Brooklyn theatre company Smith Street Stage will be bringing Shakespeare to Carroll Park here in Carroll Gardens for two weeks this summer.  Since 2010, their
free, open-air productions have included Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Henry IV, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth.
This summer, Smith Street Stage has chosen to perform Richard III, a play about the short lived reign of the 15th-century British monarch that is as timely today as when it was written.

From Smith Street Stage: 
Richard III tells the story of a country in turmoil and a madman lusting for power. As the ruthless and charismatic Richard claws his way to the throne, a nation is forced to the breaking point in this chilling tale of a tyrant, his enablers, and those who attempt to resist.

Richard III is directed by Jonathan Hopkins and features Brendan Cataldo* as Clarence, Raquel Chavez as Anne, Justin Crowley as Edward, Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy as Elizabeth, Michael Hanson as Richard, Eleanor McCormick as Catesby, Oliver Palmer as Brakenbury, Nowani Rattray as Richmond, Danny Rivera as Stanley, Chloe Ross as the Prince, Kate Ross as Margaret, Corey Whelihan as Hastings, and Katie Willmorth as Buckingham.

Performances will take place in Carroll Park from June 7 through June 27, Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm.
Smith Street Stage encourages everyone to arrive half an hour prior to curtain time. A limited number of chairs will be available, but please feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets. Admission is free. No tickets are necessary. The performance is family-friendly, so bring the kids. 
So mark your calendar, tell your friends and be there.

For further information, go to or follow Smith Street Stage on Facebook.

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