Trinity Shakespeare Festival opens June 13

The critically-acclaimed Trinity Shakespeare Festival opens its ninth season, performing Richard III and Measure for Measure in repertory June 13-July 2. Performances of Richard III are in the Marlene and Spencer Hays Theatre and performances of Measure for Measure are in the Jerita Foley Buschman Theatre, both in Ed Landreth Hall, 2800 S. University Dr. on the Texas Christian University campus. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each evening, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $15 for students, $25 for adults and $20 for seniors (60 and older), and may be purchased now at Trinity Shakespeare Festival or (817) 257-8080.

Kelsey Milbourn and Mitchell Stephens in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, 2016. (Jenni Johnson)

Richard III, directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, is Shakespeare’s unflinching look at power and corruption. Brown-Fried previously directed TSF’s record-setting production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and other TSF productions, including Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar. The scenic design is by Brian Clinnin; lighting design is by Tristan Decker; costume design is by Aaron Patrick DeClerk; sound design is by Kate Marvin; and choreography is by Kelsey Milbourn.

Featured actors in Richard III include Blake Hackler as Richard, Brent Alford as Buckingham, Richard Haratine as Edward, Lynn Blackburn as Elizabeth, Kelsey Milbourn as Anne and Richard Leaming as Brackenbury.

Measure for Measure, directed by TSF artistic director T.J. Walsh, is Shakespeare’s brilliant comedy of intrigue. Walsh most recently directed last year’s critically-acclaimed production of The Winter’s Tale. The scenic design is by Will Turbyne; lighting design is by Michael Skinner; costume design is by Lloyd Cracknell; sound design is by Kate Marvin; and choreography is by Kelsey Milbourn.

Featured actors in Measure for Measure include Montegomery Sutton as Angelo, Kelsey Milbourn as Isabella, Richard Haratine as Duke Vincentio, Brandon Loera as Claudio and Brent Alford as Escalus.

Trinity Shakespeare Festival is a professional theater company housed every summer at TCU. It has won multiple awards and accolades for its imaginative and beautiful productions of Shakespeare’s classic masterpieces. TCU is a great setting for theatergoers to enjoy the rich cultural history presented in Shakespeare’s plays in its cool, comfortable theaters.