By Sandra Abdelmalak/Garden Grove Journal
Set in the 1400’s, this play portrays the rise of the Tudors in the midst of a civil war that destroys most involved.
“It’s about the horror of uncontrolled ambition, the downfall of greed in a society and the lure of a charismatic personality that can ‘smile and smile, and be a villain,’” said Carl Reggiardo, the play’s director.
The title role of Richard will be played by John Walcutt, who has been featured in over eighty film and television productions including “Titanic,” “Seabiscuit,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “ER,” and several others.
The queen will be played by Evelyn Carol Case and Lady Anne will be played by Amanda Zarr.
All showings will begin at 8:15 p.m. at the Festival Amphitheatre on 12762 Main St. in Garden Grove.
General admission is $34 and $32 for seniors and students in addition to a special green show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought on the SOC website at www.shakespeareoc.org or by calling the box office at 714-744-7016.
In the midst of a power struggle between families and a quest for power, the humor and sarcasm within this play is sure to compliment the dark tragedy of Richard III.