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Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
NT Live: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND
By William Shakespeare. Featuring Simon Russell Beale. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00PM
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
Located on the southeast part of the Evanston campus, just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive. The Louis Theatre is on the south side of the Wirtz Center building, at the base of the hill leading up to the Arts Circle, facing the parking lot(s).
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live (or for US venues, delayed) from the London stage to cinemas and theaters across the UK and around the world.
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon of Athens and King Lear, and his recent role in the National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The Lehman Trilogy.
National Theatre Live is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and is proudly supported by SkyArts. The Wirtz Center's Stage on Screen broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.