3 Kings and Their Dead

What happens when three of Shakespeare's most ruthless kings face their victims?

'3 KINGS AND THEIR DEAD' is an imaginative reworking of scenes from Shakespeare's three plays, in which Macbeth is stalked by Banquo; Claudius has to confront his brother, Hamlet's father; and Richard III gets haunted by all whom he has sent from this world.

Ambition. Treachery. Destruction. There always seem to be glamour and glory, until death and fear reveal war's true nature. Yet it is perhaps the ultimate justice when the perpetrator must answer to those whom he has victimized. This play strips the treason bare and shows the rhetoric for what it is. It's more timely than ever to rediscover what Shakespeare had to say about how the disregard of others' lives and welfare leads to our own demise.

Presented by Are the Fish Happy? Theatre, in association with The Personal Theatre Project, this is part of the 'Peace on War' Grassroots Theatrical Forum. A 'talkback' session with the director, playwrights and actors will follow each performance.

-- Performances: May 30 (Preview), June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, at 7:30 pm
-- Venue: Arthur Seelen Theatre (Inside the Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St., btw 7 & 8th Ave.)
-- Admission: Free, with a suggested donation of $5 or $10 going towards the project. Seating is limited. For reservation email: peaceonwar@gmail.com in advance. Give your name, performance date, and the number of reservations, and consider them confirmed. Please show up 15 minutes before the show for reserved seats. After that the seats will open for the waiting list.

'Every man's conscience is a thousand swords,
To fight against that bloody homicide.'
- Oxford, Act V, Scene II, 'Richard III'

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