Richard III events for the Chesapeake Shakespeare community

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Richard III: in Fiction and in Fact – A Community Conversation, Saturday February 25, 2017. Join Dr. Kelly Emerson, a medieval history expert and MICA Adjunct Professor of Humanities, for a look at the real Richard III.

Salute to Veterans, Active Duty Members and First Responders, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 2pm matinee.There’s so much military history packed in this play, we are inviting veterans, active duty families, and first responders to enjoy discounts on tickets to this 2pm matinee of Richard III.


Richard III: in Fiction and in Fact
A Community Conversation with Dr. Kelly Emerson
Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 6:30pm


Archaeologists in the city of Leicester, England, excavated a parking lot in 2012 and found Richard’s remains. He received a king’s reburial at Leicester Cathedral in 2015. Pageantry for a murderer?

Many scholars believe Richard III’s legacy has been tarnished by Shakespeare’s fictional account of his life. Join us for this lively chat in the Middendorf Lounge with Dr. Kelly Emerson, a medieval history expert and adjunct professor of humanities who teaches Shakespeare at Maryland College Institute of Art. Combine the free pre-show talk with your ticket to the 8pm performance.

RSVP for the pre-show talk here
Get tickets here for the February 25th performance


Veterans, Active Duty Members and First Responders performance: Saturday, March 4, 2pm
Richard III is the fourth and final of Shakespeare’s plays concerning England’s Wars of the Roses. Our production’s costumes, props, and music take inspiration from the WWI-era. It’s a coincidence of timing that we scheduled this play in our 15th season — and 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the Great War.

For veterans and first responders: Receive 20% off  March 4 matinee tickets. Click here for tickets and use ticket code VETERAN at check-out to get the discount. 

For active duty members: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company offers Blue Star Theatre benefits at all shows, including the Saturday, March 4, matinee. Please call the Box Office at 410-244-8570 (Tues-Fri, 11am-3pm) for Blue Star tickets.