“Richard II” by William Shakespeare will be staged July 13 through Aug. 6 at Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main St. in Monmouth.

Richard II is dangerously out of touch with his kingdom. He wastes money, raises taxes to support his lavish lifestyle, plays favorites and cares more about his vanity than the common good. When Henry Bolingbroke—father of the future Henry V—challenges Richard for the throne, it’s a fight the king can’t win. But in losing his crown he gains far greater things: his humanity and his soul. Shakespeare’s luminous, poetic masterpiece is the first of four plays that chronicle the House of Lancaster’s rise and the beginning of the Wars of the Roses.

The production will be staged at 7:30 p.m., July 13, 7:30 p.m. (Preview/Monmouth Night), July 14, 22, 26, Aug. 3, and 11; 7 p.m. July 7 and 30; 1 p.m. Aug. 6.

Tickets cost $25-$40.

For tickets or more information, visit theateratmonmouth.org.


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