William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” will be open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St. in Monmouth. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. July 12, 21, Aug. 1, 3, 9 and 14; 1 p.m., Aug. 5, 15 and 18; and at 7 p.m. July 29 with a Post-Show discussion.

Crowned by means of shameless seduction, lies and bloodshed, Richard Plantagenet makes the happy earth his hell as he carves a bloody swath through all that stand in his way. Shakespeare’s “game of thrones” concludes the “War of the Roses” play cycle with one of literature’s most ruthless, remorseless, and relentless characters.

England’s civil Wars of the Roses is paused by a period of promised peace, but the scheming Richard, Duke of Gloucester, plots to take the throne following the death of his newly crowned brother, Edward IV, by any means necessary. Twisted more inside than out, Richard hurtles down a path of moral demise and military destruction, setting the stage for a new hero to rescue England and unite the Houses of York and Lancaster ushering in the Tudor reign.

TAM’s production delves into the power and agency of the women surrounding Richard III in a world of patriarchal order. While Richard’s political intrigue brooks no obstacles, he cannot seem to stand-up to the women in his life who curse him, repel him and defy him.

Tickets cost $34 for adults, $29 for senior citizens, and $20 for children. Group discounts are available.

For tickets or more information, email [email protected], call 933-9999, or visit theateratmonmouth.org.

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