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Richard III

October 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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Every day until October 14, 2017
| $35, 55, 75, 95 (Weekday); $40, 60, 85, 105 (Weekend) (prices subject to change after July 23)

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Reimagining Shakespeare’s rabidly ambitious king
with a confrontational interpretation, Thomas
Ostermeier returns to BAM with
Richard III
. This full-throttle adaptation is set in a mud-
splattered arena, designed by Jan Pappelbaum, where
glitter falls from the sky as a club-footed
sociopath stalks the stage. Playwright Marius
von Mayenburg replaces Shakespeare’s poetic
pentameter with forthright prose and Lars Eidinger portrays the antihero as part rock star, part
ghoulish comedian. The production isn’t restricted to the demonization of one man––it is also a
portrait of a powerful elite torn apart by internal strife, out of whose midst a perverse dictator
emerges. Ostermeier contends that Richard’s
monstrosity is not exceptional, but rather
representative of our most basic human instincts.


October 11, 2017
7:30 pm
$35, 55, 75, 95 (Weekday); $40, 60, 85, 105 (Weekend) (prices subject to change after July 23)
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BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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