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Booth's Richard III Film & Theater

  • 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • 311 W 7th St.
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • June 15, 2018 - June 30, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time: 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday; 5:00 PM on Sunday
  • Price: $15-$30

“Ready trumpet. Boy ready with armor. Take time. More piano. Long flourish continued till discovery, next Sc. – and do not W Till Mr Booth is on stage.”
For The Hidden Room, a company that specializes in historically significant theatre, these and other handwritten notes inside an 1861 promptbook for Richard III are DNA hidden in the book’s rich amber. But the actor/director who wrote most of them, the man who is assisting this work from the beyond, is one of the most detested villains of American history: John Wilkes Booth.
Join us as we explore lost theatre practices of the Civil-War era, glimpse into the mixing of 1860’s theatre and politics, and consider how rhetoric and fear turned a country against itself. The promptbook, darkly fascinating, is an unintentional gift – a magic mirror back into to a theatre in 1861, that a radicalized madman left behind.
Starring: Judd Farris, Robert Matney, Jill Swanson, Kriston Woodreaux, Lynn Mikeska, Kenneth Williams, Zac Crofford, Rachel Steed, Lily Pipkin, Jeremy Rashad Brown, Adam Miller-Batteau, Andrew Rodriguez, and Robert Deike. Music Research and Direction by Howard Burkett. Fight Choreography by Toby Minor. Props by Amanda Perry. Lighting Design by Stephen Pruitt. Prompting by Andrew Rodriguez. Asst Direction by Indiia Wilmott. Costumes by Jenny McNee. Directed by Beth Burns.

Booth's Richard III
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  • 207 W 18th St, Austin, TX 78701
  • $15-$30
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday