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Richard III

MITCH LILLIE
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 13., Sunday October 13 | $25.
Shoebox Theater
2110 SE 10th Ave.
 
We might expect to find Barry Kyle, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing a mega-production at one of Portland’s largest theaters. Instead, he’s at Shoebox, one of the smallest, exposing England’s most devilish king in Shakespeare’s Richard III. The details of Richard’s devil aren’t lost on Kyle, the Northwest Classical Theatre Company cast, or the audience in such a tight arena. A chalkboard scrawled with characters’ names and years of birth seems out of place until their years of death are added as the massacres progress. Opposite, a projector pitches images, like a map of the U.S. dotted with photos of Richard’s grinning mug, which symbolizes the noblemen he’s recruited to his conspiracy. Given the play's convoluted web of relationships and vengeance, the fact that half the cast plays more than one role will overwhelm those unfamiliar with the story. The leads shine, though. Grant Turner is a horrifying Richard, one moment inducing us to laugh with him at his deviousness, the next spraying chilling words of hate across the room. Before the final battle, both sides have built up such energy that the finale is as much relief as it is resolution. This production, unlike the Wars of the Roses, was planned, executed and won from the beginning.

Where: Shoebox Theater
Phone: 971-244-3740
Address: 2110 SE 10th Ave.
Website: http://nwctc.org/

 
 
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