The UE Department of Theatre opens William Shakespeare's RICHARD III at 7:30 TONIGHT in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 21, 22, 23 and at 2:00 p.m. on April 17 and April 24.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, all area high school students are invited to attend any performance for FREE. They just need to show their high school ID at the ticket office.

Artistic Director R. Scott Lank directs Richard III. Department Chair Eric Renschler serves as the scenic designer; Alison Clifton, a senior from Temple, Texas, is the costume designer; Associate Professor Stephen Boulmetis is the lighting designer; William Koch, a senior from Santa Claus, Ind., serves as the sound designer; and Professor Diane Brewer is the dramaturg.

The extensive twenty-one member cast features junior Kit Bulla as Richard; junior Sam Schanwald as Buckingham; junior David Aaron Evans as Lord Grey/Richmond; junior Rachel Woods as Queen Elizabeth; and senior Devin Fluker as Old Queen Margaret.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $13 for senior adults, students, and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at 12 noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

UE Theatre thanks Joe Atkinson for creating the promo video for the production. Check it out here: