See Shakespeare's Richard III Among the Haunted Ruins of PFI Historic Park
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The last date listed for Richard III in the Haunted Ruins was Friday October 5, 2012 / 8:00pm (Pre-show discussion at 7:00pm).
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This was the 4th production I've attended at PFI park. I would HIGHLY recommend these shows to anyone who enjoys Shakespeare or would like to be introduced to his plays. The Chesapeak Shakespeare Company always produces a professional, creative show. This was my first experience with "Moveable Shakespeare" and I have to admit that I found myself totally engaged and emersed in the play from start to finish. PFI is the perfect setting for these productions. Great job Chesapeake Shakespeare Company!!! Can't wait for your next production at PFI.
One of Shakespeare’s greatest hits, the conclusion of his Wars of the Roses histories, this entertaining, horrifying, energetic play is as popular now as it was 400 years ago. Chesapeake Shakespeare’s production will transport the setting from medieval England to World War I. Staying true to the original Shakespeare text, the show incorporates the historic ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute, which was used during the Great War as a hospital for wounded World War I soldiers.
“I love to be able to connect the text with the physical space in which we work both metaphorically and literally,” explains Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar and director of Richard III. “I strive to find connections between the PFI space and the plays themselves.”
Gallanar plans to take Richard III, which is set among powerful warring families in Europe, and place it in an environment which is similar, but more familiar to contemporary audiences. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will adapt the PFI grounds into a World War I battlefield complete with barbed wire, trench warfare, the sound of explosions, and chilling prisons. “It should be an exciting theatrical experience, especially fit for the Halloween season,” says Gallanar.
Movable Shakespeare has become one of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s signature production styles and previous productions have often sold out. Past audiences have been enthralled by the opportunity to follow the actors from place to place, one moment joining a crowd in front of an enormous staircase, and then peeking through a window as a private scene unfolds, and then moving to gather around a field for a bloody battle. While there are opportunities to sit, much of the time the audience will be mobile, so patrons are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers appropriate to the weather.