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Recent Event - Fri 3/28 - Boys Night at RICHARD III by the National Theatre of China

  • NYU Skirball 566 Laguardia Place NY NY (map)


As low as $29

Friday March 28, 2014 at 8pm

NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY 10012

SPECIAL OFFER: Save 25%! Only $29-$48 (reg $39-$65) and includes a free drink at the pre-show Boys Night reception (7-8pm). Check in at the VIP desk in the lobby to get your drink ticket.

HOW TO ORDER:  Visit NYUSKIRBALL.ORG or call 212.352.3101 and use code BOYS, or visit the box office at NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY 10012 (box office open Tuesday – Saturday, Noon-6pm and two hours before show time)

Shakespeare’s tale of ruthless ambition is reinvigorated through a highly dramatized Chinese adaptation where traditional props, wigs, masks, costumes, and musical instruments come together to create a horrific world where madness aches for power.

“It scores for its intense confrontations and for a fascinating, mercurial villainy that needs no translation” THE ARTS DESK (UK)

Richard, the deformed Duke of Gloucester, lies, murders and cheats his way to the throne of England as he systematically slaughters his enemies, allies and family. As the Wars of the Roses rage on around him, his mind and his power start to disintegrate, until his final deadly encounter with the Duke of Richmond at the Battle of Bosworth.

This production of Shakespeare's wicked horror-show of power and paranoia, was an audience favorite and critical hit during London’s Globe to Globe Shakespeare Festival and Cultural Olympiad in 2012. Performed in Putonghua, or Mandarin, with English supertitles, the play's fundamental themes of desire, power, ambition and jealousy, are potent reminders of humanity’s ongoing struggles. Shakespeare’s classic, Richard III, marks National Theatre of China’s first visit to the United States. Their trailblazing productions reveal the new face of 21st century Chinese theatre.

More info about this event and the other shows in the Vision + Voices: China series at NYU SKIRBALL visit

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