ABOUT THE PLAY: The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival is proud to present its Company premiere of “Shakespeare’s most dangerous play” – RICHARD II. The original Succession story, RICHARD II tells of a ruler, crowned at an early age, whose poor leadership leads to a loss of faith in the governance of the realm. Featuring some of the richest language in the early modern canon, one scene from the play was used during Shakespeare’s time to incite a rebellion against the crown itself, forcing it to be banned from the original quarto. Centuries later, this tale of the dangers of absolute power continues to resonate with audiences across the globe, and throughout the ages.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: The Shakespeare by the Sea XXXII production of RICHARD II takes place July 7 – 10 and 14 – 17 at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, located at 750 South, Florida A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477
The Shakespeare by the Palms II encore production of RICHARD II takes place July 21 – 24 at the Commons Park Amphitheater in Commons Park, located at 11600 Poinciana Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411.
All performances start at 8 pm and run to 10 pm with an intermission. Admission is free with a suggested $5 per person donation. Bring a beach chair, blanket, picnic basket, cooler or enjoy food trucks. For more information, please visit our FAQ pages.
SPONSORSHIP: Shakespeare by the Sea XXXII is a co-production of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Inc. and Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation. Shakespeare by the Palms II is a co-production of the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Inc. and The Village of Royal Palm Beach. This year’s production of RICHARD II is presented by Baptist Health with generous sponsorship and support from: Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, Gary & Katherine Parr, an anonymous donor, Braman Motorcars, and Frank Cona and Lisa Calberg. Additional grant funding is provided by The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and Publix Supermarket Charities. Special thanks to The Benjamin School, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Donald Perez and Emily Bermann.
Shakespeare by the Palms II is presented thanks to generous funding from The Village of Royal Palm Beach.
Gary & Katherine Parr
Lisa Calberg & Frank Cona
Town of Jupiter
The RICHARD II productions are free of charge to the public. We seek funding through grants, sponsorships and individual donations. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit and offer sponsorship package opportunities at every level for individual donors and businesses. To become a sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.