Richard III | Indian Boundary Park | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through June 17 2017

This Fury Theatre production is bold and demanding, timely and relevant. It’s also outdoors, which means Shakespeare’s mammoth drama about one man’s insatiable desire for control and power can be enjoyed against the serene backdrop of nature. But of course any production of Shakespeare ultimately depends on the skill of the players tasked with speaking the lines, and here Nathan Agin’s portrayal of the seditious, scheming title character entices with wicked delight, as does a supporting cast that musters a sense of foreboding throughout—the play’s famous ghoulish encounters are all the better for it. Director Mark Dodge and fight choreographer David Gonzalez engineered the superb fight scenes, and there’s more than enough medieval steel to keep even the youngest audience members engaged well into the evening. —Matt de la Peña

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