Actor, Christopher Gerson in Richard III
Director Doug Scholz-Carlson fills us in on what you need to know about this years production of Richard III at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Get the story behind the curtain before you head to the theatre. Politics is a game for Richard, a wickedly funny hunchback on a bloody campaign to seize the English crown. He may be backstabbing and manipulative, but he is so mesmerizing you can’t look away. For the fractious ruling elite, a deal with the devil seems a small price to pay to gain power — until the game has consequences. Founding company member Christopher Gerson stars as the charismatic villain in Shakespeare’s fast paced thriller.