Richmond Shakes and Agecroft Hall & Gardens
THE 2023 RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Bring your lawn chairs, picnics, and blankets for a outdoor performance
on the back lawn of Agecroft Hall!
The School for Lies
Adapted from Moliere's 'The Misanthrope' by David Ives
Directed by James Ricks
June 1st - June 25th
A blissfully entertaining romp
It’s 1666 and the brightest, wittiest salon is that of Celimene, a beautiful young widow so known for her satiric tongue, she’s being sued for it. Surrounded by shallow suitors, whom she lives off of without surrendering to, Celimene has managed to evade love since her beloved husband died—until today, when Frank appears. A traveler from England known for his own coruscating wit and acidic misanthropy, Frank turns Celimene’s world upside-down, taking on her suitors, matching her barb for barb, and teaching her how to live again. (Never mind that their love affair has been engineered by a couple of well-placed lies.) This wild farce of furious tempo and stunning verbal display, all in very contemporary couplets, runs variations on Molière’s The Misanthrope, which inspired it.
The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Directed By Andrew Gall
July 6th - July 30th
A farce of mayhem and mistaken identity
Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy, tells the story of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps – based on mistaken identities – leads to melodrama and mayhem. A hilarious evening for the whole family!
Ticket vouchers from the 2022 season will be honored.
Patrons have been contacted by email with instructions to redeem their vouchers.
Box Office: (804) 355-0008
Line will be monitored for messages and your call returned within the next business day.
Staffed hours begin May 27th
Tuesday 3:00pm - 6:00pm and
Thursday - Sunday 3:00pm - 8:00pm