Massachusetts' American Repertory Theatre production of William Shakespeare's history Richard II, playing at their Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, will end its run June 10. The classic that officially opened May 16 will make way for the Hartford Stage production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie featuring Elizabeth Ashley & Andrew McCarthy June 19-July 10.
In the Bard's tale, Richard II, the son of Edward the Black Prince and heir to the throne, was crowned king at the age of ten. While still a child, his uncles essentially ruled for him, exploiting his people and stripping him of his wealth and power.
Thomas Derrah stars as the manipulated monarch in the A.R.T. production. The cast also features John Feltch, Alvin Epstein, Bill Camp, Benjamin Evett, Karen MacDonald, Sean Dugan, Timothy Kang, John Douglas Thompson, Robert Ross, Jonathon Roberts, Jodi Lin, Darrin Browne, Remo Airaldi, Robert Ross, Trevor Oswalt, and Jim Spencer.
The creative team includes set designer David Gammons, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Stephen Strawbridge and sound designer Darren L. West.