THE 2024 RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Richmond Shakespeare is excited to return this summer to the magnificent outdoor courtyard of Agecroft Hall!
Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged for pre-show picnicking on the grounds!
Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps...
Kicking off the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall is Shakespeare’s beloved Much Ado About Nothing. Masquerades reveal as much as they hide in this hilarious comedy. There is no comedic couple quite as beguiling as Beatrice and Benedick. Wielding words as both weapon and armor (but always with a charming, effervescent glint), their banter is code for so many things - part longing, part loathing, part love. All of it a threat to their carefully cultivated swag. Their chemistry is a barely restrained force of nature. It may just break its bindings. A perpetual Shakespearean favorite; rich, uplifting and oh-so-funny.
By Christopher Marlowe
Directed by James Ricks
July 4th - July 21st
He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall...
Closing out the Richmond Shakespeare Festival is Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. A brilliant but embittered academic, Faustus is a solitary scholar who has exhausted the confines of human knowledge. Frustrated with the futility of religion, law, and science he is desperate for a deeper understanding of the universe – and for the worldwide fame that it will bring. Risking everything, he conjures the demon Mephistophilis and asks him to strike a deal with Lucifer. Twenty four years of absolute knowledge and infinite power in exchange for his soul. Despite being tormented by doubt, Faustus agrees to the deal and signs in blood. But as he begins to revel in his new powers, the world around him starts to collapse and the clock inexorably counts down to the final moment of reckoning.
Tickets to the Festival's 25th Anniversary Season Are On Sale Now!
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Ticket vouchers from the 2023 season will be honored.
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