Richard II

by William Shakespeare
Performed: - 954 West 9th Avenue, NYC, Aug 09, 2022

Reading produced by C.A.G.E. theatre company, as part of the reading series 8 Plays/8 Months.

I’m thrilled to have another stab at a Shakespeare work, the first time since 2010′s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. It’ll be a 90 min. edit and some shaking up of the gender casting.
It was such a fun, exciting experience, with a tremendous cast, I’d now be ready to tackle more of the Bard’s work!

King Richard II – Ian Gould*
Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford – Melissa Meli
Edmund Duke of York – Andy Paterson*
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland/Servingman – Michael Hagins
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster/Bishop of Carlisle – Angus Hepburn*
Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk/Harry Percy/Sir John Bagot/Welsh Captain – Michael Stewart Allen*
Richard’s Queen/Lord Willoughby/Lord Fitzwater – Laura Mae Baker
Duke of Aumerle/Lord Ross – Rachel Halper
Sir JohnBushy/Sir Stephen Scroop/ Sir Pierce of Exton/ – Stewart Walker*
Duke of Surrey, Lord Marshal/Earl of Salisbury/Sir Henry Green/Gardener – Lee Roy Rogers*

Stage Manager: Tyler Winthrop

*Actors courtesy of AEA


"Katrin Hilbe has a special gift for making the most of the materials she works with. Here she brings to life the characters in Shakespeare's play with emphasis on the language, which clearly is some of the Bard's richest. These C.A.G.E. performances are a special experience."
Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts