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Richard III


How to Access Tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park 2022
The Delacorte Theater June 21 - July 17, 2022 2 hours and 40 minutes with one 20 minute intermission

Directed by Robert O’Hara

Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara (Slave Play, The Public’s Barbecue) brings his sharp wit and story-telling genius to The Delacorte with a bold new production of RICHARD III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab will open Free Shakespeare in the Park’s 60th Season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.


Borough Distributions

We're excited to resume its Borough Ticket Distribution this summer. Tickets for FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK are distributed the day of the performance, and on select days we will be hosting ticket distribution events in your boroughs:

Health & Safety

Seating at The Delacorte this summer will be full capacity. There will be no physically distanced seating available. Proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination by the date of attendance are required for access to The Delacorte. Boosters are encouraged for those eligible under CDC guidelines, but not required. 

For further information, visit Safe in the Park. We recognize that public health guidelines may change in the coming months and ask for your patience as we make any necessary safety adjustments. All policies are subject to change at The Public's sole discretion and without notice.

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Accessible Performance Dates
  • July 9, 2022 Audio Description with TDF TAP
  • July 13, 2022 American Sign Language (ASL) with Hands On
  • July 16, 2022 American Sign Language (ASL) with Hands On
  • July 17, 2022 Open Caption with TDF TAP

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Maleni Chaitoo


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Wyatt Cirbus

Prince of Wales

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Thomas DellaMonica

u/s Ensemble

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Sanjit De Silva


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Sam Duncan

Duke of York

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Thaddeus S. Fitzpatrick


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Skyler Gallun


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Danai Gurira

Richard III

is an award-winning playwright and actress born in Iowa to Zimbabwean parents and raised in Zimbabwe. As an actor Gurira starred as General Okoye in Marvel’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster film Black Panther (People’s Choice Award, NAACP Image Award, SAG Award: Outstanding Performance by a Cast/Motion Picture). She reprised her role in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. She also  starred as ‘Michonne’ on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for seven seasons. Some other acting credits include Mother of George, The Visitor, Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Measure for Measure (Equity Callaway Award) and Broadway’s revival of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Playwright credits include In the Continuum (Obie Award, Outer Critics Award, Helen Hayes Award), Eclipsed (Tony nomination: Best Play, NAACP Award, Helen Hayes Award: Best New Play, Connecticut Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Production of a Play), The Convert (six Ovation Awards, L.A. Outer Critics Award), and Familiar (Sam Norkin Award). An ambassador for Bono’s ONE campaign, she is co-founder of Almasi Arts Alliance, founder of Love Our Girls, and a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. MFA: Tisch Grad Acting, NYU. Twitter/Instagram: @DanaiGurira

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Sarah Nina Hayon


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Monique Holt

Duchess of York

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Matthew August Jeffers


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Matt Monaco


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Gregg Mozgala

King Edward IV/Richmond

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Joe Mucciolo


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Paul Niebanck


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Xavier Pacheco


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Marcus Raye Pérez


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Grace Porter


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Michael Potts

Lord Stanley

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Ariel Shafir

Lord Hastings

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Heather Alicia Simms

Queen Elizabeth

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N'yomi Stewart


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Ali Stroker


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Sharon Washington

Queen Margaret

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Daniel J. Watts

Catesby Ratcliffe


William Shakespeare
Robert O'Hara
Myung Hee Cho
Scenic Design
Dede Ayite
Costume Design
Alex Jainchill
Lighting Design
Elisheba Ittoop
Sound Design
Elisheba Ittoop
Daniel Lundberg
Delacorte 2022 Sound System Designer
Neil Sprouse
Director of Artistic Sign Language
Alexander Wylie
Prop Manager
Patrick Michael
ASL Interpreter Coordinator
Teniece Divya Johnson and Jeremy Sample
Fight Directors
Teniece Divya Johnson
Intimacy Director
Byron Easley
Movement Director
Bryan Bauer
Production Stage Manager