Gamut Theatre's Free Shakespeare in the Park in Harrisburg, PA

June 2 - 17

By Gamut Theatre May 26, 2023

“Look, when he fawns, he bites; and when he bites, His venom tooth will rankle to the death.”

Join Gamut Theatre Group's Harrisburg Shakespeare Company for the 30th Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park! This production runs June 2 - 17, 2023 - Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM. Admission is entirely free and we will be collecting canned goods items for Bethesda Mission and encourage you to bring a donation. Come early with your own blankets or chairs to grab a spot on the lawn and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars!

Richard III is a historical drama that centers on the conniving, silver-tongued Duke of Gloucester, Richard, and his body-strewn climb to the top of England's royal seat, as well as his inevitable fall. Devil. Tyrant. Boar. Richard III delights in playing all of these roles on his way to the one he really wants: King. His notorious cruelty matches his lust for power as he plays a strategic game for the crown. His gains begin to cost him, though, as his wary allies and fractured country pay the price for his ambition. Through mastery, manipulation, and deceit, Richard III has lured audiences into his schemes for centuries, proving the enduring and corrupting nature of power. As those around him fall prey to his violent whims, we are compelled to see how the political pitfalls Shakespeare uncovers not only reflect his own time, but also, alarmingly, our own.

*Please note that this play contains several scenes that depict violent acts including murder and suicide. Viewer discretion advised. Recommended ages 12 and up.  

Please visit for more information, or call the box office at (717) 238-4111.

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