Richard III

February 2

March 10, 2024

Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Edward Hall
starring Katy Sullivan

Katy Sullivan’s work is intoxicating.

Chicago Tribune

A TRIUMPH! Edward Hall has approached the play with such exquisite care and clarity that even newcomers to Shakespeare will be enraptured.

Broadway World


Power, greed, ambition. A world where to win is everything. And to win at all costs. Tony Award nominee, Paralympic champion, and bilateral above-knee amputee Katy Sullivan makes her Chicago Shakespeare debut in Edward Hall’s first production as artistic director. Full of scathing dark comedy and high-stakes family drama, a divided kingdom provides fertile ground for the charismatic, unscrupulous Richard to seize power and exact revenge—and no one is safe from his tyranny. This marks the first major US production of Richard III to feature a woman with a disability in the title role. “Sheer exhilarating theatricality,” declares Chicago Reader.

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ASL Duo-interpretation: Fri, February 23 7:30 p.m.

Audio Description (with optional Touch Tour): Sun, February 25 2:00 p.m.

Projected Spanish Translation: Tue, February 27 7:30 p.m.

Open Captioning: Wed, February 28 1:00 & 7:30 p.m.


The Players

Creative Team

Edward Hall Director

Michael Pavelka Scenic and Costume Designer

Jon Trenchard Composer and Music Director

Marcus Doshi Lighting Designer

Pornchanok Kanchanabanca Sound Designer

Aly Easton Accessibility Consultant

Sarah Scanlon Intimacy Director

Matt Hawkins Fight Choreographer

Peter Andersen Assistant Director

Yun Lin Assistant Lighting Designer

Emily Hayman Assistant Sound Designer

Lo Williams Directing Shadow

Bob Mason Casting Director

Jessica Forella Stage Manager

Michael George Assistant Stage Manager


Scott Aiello Clarence, Stanley

Debo Balogun Ratcliffe

Mark Bedard Murderer, Prince

Anatasha Blakely Catesby

E.M. Davis Bishop of Ely, Tyrell, Princess Elizabeth

Yao Dogbe Buckingham

Sean Fortunato Lord Rivers, Duchess of York

Erik Hellman Lord Hastings, Duke of Norfolk

Jaeda LaVonne Lady Anne

Libya V. Pugh Margaret

Mo Shipley Edward, Prince of Wales

Katy Sullivan Richard III

Demetrios Troy King Edward IV, Earl of Richmond

Jessica Dean Turner Elizabeth

Jack Doherty Understudy

Jodi Gage Understudy

Jeff Kurysz Understudy

Keenan Odenkirk Understudy

Patrick Tombs Understudy

Lauren Winder Understudy

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