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Richmond Shakespeare announces 25th Anniversary Season

Passes are available to see all five shows, including three at Gottwald Playhouse and two at Agecroft Hall for next summer’s Shakespeare Festival

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Two plays at Agecroft Hall are included in the season.

Photo by Todd Schall-Vess

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Richmond Shakespeare announced the full lineup for its 25th anniversary season. The schedule includes three productions at the Dominion Energy Center Gottwald Playhouse and two shows as part of the Shakespeare Festival.

Artistic Director James Ricks says each of the selected shows revolve around the subject of moral dilemma.

“They each explore the blurred lines that often exist within our own moral fortitude and the various forces at work as we try to make those lines clearer for ourselves,” Ricks said.

Gottwald Playhouse

The season begins this October with “Hamlet,” followed by a run of the new play “Born With Teeth” by Liz Duffy Adams in January 2024. “Born With Teeth” imagines a face off between Kit Marlowe and an up-and-coming Shakespeare set against the backdrop of a totalitarian regime. It’ll be the East Coast premiere of the play.

In April 2024, Richmond Shakespeare will put on its first musical in over five years with “Parade.” Part brutal legal drama, part unlikely love story, the play explores the roots of American bigotry.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival

In summer 2024, the grounds of Agecroft Hall will host two productions. See Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus” (no deal with the devil required) first, then close the season with the comedic favorite “Much Ado About Nothing.”

You can get a pass for the whole 25th anniversary season by becoming a member. Individual memberships are $200.

Can’t wait for next season? This year’s Shakespeare Festival opens in a few weeks. Get tickets to see “The School for Lies” by David Ives June 1-25 or “The Comedy of Errors” July 6-30.

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