Directed by Shannon Fillion, the limited engagement features Luke Forbes in the title role with Frank De Julio (Buckingham), Tod Engle (Stanley), Danielle Faitelson (Queen Elizabeth), Amy Hattemer (Princess Elizabeth), Jara Jones (Hastings), Zak Kamin (Clarence), Joshua Levine (Rivers), Robyn Maitland (Margaret), Ryan McCurdy (Tyrrel), Jeff Omura (Catesby), Becca Schneider (Anne) and Brian Sell (King Edward).
The Barnes & Noble No Fear Shakespeare series, press notes state, is "ubiquitous in the education field. You’ve seen them - the original Elizabethan text is on one side of the page and a plain English translation faces it. Chances are you’ve used one to help decipher a line or a character, but this world premiere is the first time one has been professionally staged. With the original language removed and featuring an ensemble cast of 13 actors, the ambition of a mad king resonates in a startling new way."
The creative team also includes scenic and lighting designer Anshuman Bhatia, costume designer Lux Haac and sound designer Kortney Barber.
Led by co-producers Winnie Lok and Ryan McCurdy, Facing Page Productions’ mission is to "create new theatrical experiences from classical texts and themes."
Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Saturday at 2 PM.
The 4th Street Theatre is located at 83 East 4th Street. Tickets, priced at $18, can be purchased online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or by phone at (800) 838-3006. For more information visit www.facingpageproductions.com.