at Trinity Shakespeare Festival
June 13 - July 2, 2017
Scenic Design by Brian Clinnin
Costumes by Aaron Patrick DeClerk
Lighting by Tristan Decker
Sound by Kate Marvin
Photography by Amy Peterson
"Richard does not work without a director who is keenly aware of the villainous intricacies of Shakespeare’s first outstanding drama, and an actor able to embody the “deformity” of the play’s antihero. Brown-Fried and Blake Hackler fill both requirements admirably."
- M. Lance Lusk, TheaterJones
"As the play unfolds on the Hays stage, a claustrophobic, sinister sense akin to drowning in quicksand overwhelms with Hackler’s Richard a suffocating, destructive driving force. Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s bold, evocative production embraces the play’s text with genuine respect while revealing the warped motivations of the megalomaniacal, hallucinatory Richard with a very modern sensibility. Horrifying in deed, the performance gratifies as living art.... This Richard III is a resonant and elegant production, where director’s vision and the design team and actors’ realizations enliven this early play in Shakespeare’s canon with superb and terrifying grace."
- Alexandra Bonifield, Criticalrant.com