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Shakespeare’s Richard III to be performed at Idaho State University starting October 10

October 7, 2014
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will perform William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” beginning Oct. 10 in the Bistline Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be performances on Oct. 11, 13, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.

“This is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays,” said director Norman Schroder, a theatre professor at ISU. “You come to this play for the way Shakespeare uses his language and characters.”

Schroder also said that people who have no background in literature or theatre will enjoy “Richard III.”

“We tried to make the play as free standing as possible,” said Schroder. “It is easier to see Shakespeare than to read it.”
“Richard III” is set in 16th century Europe, and shows Richard III’s pursuit for power and the consequences to his nation because of it.

“Richard III is a powerful, intriguing, disturbing, yet ultimately redeeming play, gorgeous in its language and known for its great characters,” said Schroder.

The production lasts roughly 2- 1/2 hours, but Schroder said audience members will find the time to go quickly because of the many scenes and characters.

The cast of “Richard III” features 21 cast members, some of who play three or four different characters.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-18, $19 for faculty/staff/seniors, and $12 for ISU students with valid student ID.

Tickets can be purchased at the Stephens Center Box Office in person or by phone at (208) 282-3595. Tickets are also available at Vickers Western Wear, the PSUB Campus Connection Desk and online at www.isu.edu/tickets.


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