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Shakespeare's Richard III
Directed by Ken Grantham

July - Aug 1005 Season

Producer’s Perspective:

When we began the Marin Shakespeare Company, we shared Forest Meadows with a World Music Festival which had begun around 1984 and had established itself at the Amphitheatre for the month of July. The World Music Festival disbanded after its 1993 season, but there had been talk the following year about a new producer resurrecting the event. When, indeed, this did not occur, Domincan College (as it was then) gave Marin Shakespeare Company permission to expand our operations to begin earlier in the summer. Therefore, in our sixth season, we were finally able to become more of a true ‘festival’ and present two plays for the first time. 

Richard III opened the season, and was a showcase for a tremendous actor living in Mill Valley, Jarion Monroe. Jarion and Bob Currier had been two of the founders of the Ukiah Players Theatre, a thriving community theatre in Mendocino County, where Bob had spearheaded the construction of a lovely 133-seat theatre which remains one of the town’s crowning cultural jewels. In his many years performing lead roles at Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival and later California Shakespeare Festival, A.C.T. and Orange County’s prestigious South Coast Repertory Theatre, Jarion had never had the opportunity to play one of his dream roles – Shakespeare’s bloody, misshapen Machiavellian, Richard III. 


Cast of Characters

Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Mistress Shore
Lady Anne
Queen Elizabeth
"Mad" Margaret, former Queen
1 Murderer
2 Murderer
King Edward of York, the dying king
Duchess of York
1 Citizen
2 Citizen
3 Citizen
Prince Edward
Lord Mayor of London
Duke of York
Bishop of Ely
Richmond of Lancaster

Jarion Monroe*
Danny Kovacs*
Jim Leland
John Lohr
Molly Tascone
Michelle Pelletier
Jack Halton
Ty T. Turner
Adam Gordon
Kimberly King*
Peter Meyers
Mark Hurty
Judi Quick
Todd Pickering
Zaide Langworthy
Michael Oakes
Robert Currier
Zaide Langworthy
Jane Hink
Molly Tascone
Francesca Myman
Stephen Winton-Henry
Lucas McClure
Matt White
Bud Sisson
Avia Bushyhead
Len Pettigrew
Jim Leland
Michael Oakes
Lucas McClure
Stephen Winton-Henry
Lucas McClure
Jim Leland
Jack Halton
Bud Sisson
Revelers, Standard Bearers, Guards, Monks, Citizens, Courtiers, Pages, Messengers, Soldiers:
Sabrina Barry, David Bolduke, Angela Conte,
Marcel Delgado, Max Kaufman, Sasha Garthwaite,
Helena Lebedeff, Jeanette Ellen Luhr, Elna Miller, Gabriel Parulis, Nathan Robinson, Bryan Steele, Justin White and the Company

Production Staff

Artistic Director - Robert Currier
Managing Director - Lesley Schisgall Currier
Fight Director / Richard Lane
Original Music / John Geist
Stage Manager / Robert Walter*
Set Design / Gene Angell & Ron Pratt
Costume Design / Callie Floor
Light Design / Harry Rubeck
Props Design - Cynthia Poulos
Choreographer - Tom Segal
Vocal Coach - Robert Parsons
Assistant Director - Britt Block
Poster Design - Curtis Design

*Member of Actor's Equity Association


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