Richard III follows the deceitful rise to power of an Englishman whose “bitterness at his outward disfigurement fuels an inward deformity,” according to Travis V. Lowe, who plays the conniving character during Montford Park Players’ reproduction of the Shakespearean play. “He sets his sights on becoming king at all costs, playing an elaborate game of chess at court and leaving blood and chaos in his wake.” To evoke the paranoia and danger of the time, the local theater group plans to employ surveillance cameras, real-time television broadcasts and looming agents throughout the production. The modernized play runs at the Hazel Robinson Ampitheatre, Fridays through Sundays, Aug. 7-29, at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. montfordparkplayers.org. Photo of Lowe courtesy of Laura Lowe
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