April 10, 2015

Theatre Studies Presents “The House of York”


Theatre studies continues its 2014-15 season with “The House of York,” adapted from Shakespeare with additional materials compiled by Royston Coppenger.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 24-25 and 2 p.m. April 26 in Sternberger Auditorium, Founders Hall. Tickets, all $5, are available online.

This dramatization uses the words of Shakespeare, other Elizabethan playwrights, and period voices from documents, diaries, and letters to tell the gripping story of the Wars of the Roses and the rise and fall of the dynasty that ended with the bloody reign of King Richard III.

The production is directed by David Hammond, chair and professor of theatre studies. Scenic and costume design is by Robin Vest, visiting assistant professor of theatre studies. Lighting design is by guest artist Jesse Belsky, and sound design is by guest artist Justin Schmitz.