Oct 18-Nov 18 (previews Oct 12, 13 , 14); Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm & Sun at 5pm and 3-part "marathon" Sundays on Nov 11 & 18 at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm
RICHARD THE FIRST; PART 1, PART 2, PART 3
three plays about the LIONHEART
written by Gary Graves
A trilogy of plays about Richard the Lionheart's epic journey to the Holy Land at the end of the 12th century-a warrior king's quest for absolution from a dark, primal sin. In Part 1 Richard "takes up the cross" and journeys to Palestine by way of a tempestuous family reunion in Sicily. Part 2 depicts the miraculous events surrounding Richard's attempt to re-capture Jerusalem from the sultan Saladin. And Part 3 follows the king's shipwreck, capture, and final reckoning in a far-off dungeon, the aftermath of the crusade.