Richard III in Central Park

Originally published June and 2013

Illustration by Stefano Imbert

Illustration by Stefano Imbert

I played the Duchess of York in Boomerang Theatre Company's production of Richard III. It opened June 22, 2013, in Central Park, and it was a dream come true to be in this production. What follows is what was posted on my site about the production before and after it opened.

There are eight free performances, all at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, through July 14. Enter the park at the 69th Street entrance and follow the signs. (You can also enter at 72nd Street and walk south on the path to the road, then look right. It's performed in front of a large rock structure between 69th and 72nd.)

This is a great theater company, and a great cast. Bring your blanket and enjoy Richard's machinations, which never fail to excite an audience.

Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Philip Emeott

Featuring Kenneth Cavett*, Nathan C. Crocker*, Michael Lawrence Eisenstein*, Philip Emeott, Breanna Foister, David Godbey*, Susan Kirby*, Sharina Martin*, Haddon McKinney, Robert Meksin*, Uriel Menson*, Matthew Mezzacappa*, Linda S. Nelson*, David O'Hara*, Ralph Petrarca*, Michael Russinik*, Ron Sanborn*, Thia Stephan*,Peter Quentin Smith* and James T. Ware

* indicates member, AEA

Richard Duke of Gloucester, born with a deformity he considers "not made to court the amorous looking glass", seduces and murders his way from courtier to King. With each sadistic move, Richard becomes the monster inside to match his grotesque physical form as he pursues the one thing he truly loves...becoming King RICHARD III.

Associate Directors: Sara Thigpen and Sarah Norris
Directing Intern: Christina Ashby
Stage Manager: Jamie Luther
Stage Management Intern: Veronica Lee
Costume Designer: Samantha Newby
Props Designer: Sara Slagle
Fight Direction: Michael Lawrence Eisenstein
Music Direction: Creighton Irons

Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum  

Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Saturday and Sundays at 2pm
June 22nd and 23rd
June 29th and 30th
July 6th and 7th
July 13th and 14th

In Central Park at The Boomerang Rock
(Enter Central Park at 69th Street, and the performance space is to your left.)

All performances FREE!

No tickets required...bring a blanket, a picnic, or nothing at all

For further information, check out Boomerang's Web site.