I have been on a quest, since my kids were old enough go to the theater, to make sure they see productions of all 38 plays by Shakespeare before I die (even though this quest probably is taking years off my life).
My son (23) couldn’t decide which performance opening weekend of “Richard III” at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey he wanted to attend — mostly because hanging out with Mom on a Friday or Saturday night was a fate worse than death.
I gave up and took a friend, a Shakespeare lover. Later I told my son the title character was wondrously played by Derek Wilson, who plays Donnie Schenck on AMC’s “Preacher,” one of my son’s favorite shows, and … well, his reax wasn’t pretty. Oh, well.
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Brent Harris as the King. (Photo: Jerry Dalia)
From left: Kristie Dale Sanders, Marion Adler, Jon Barker, Jesmille Darbouze, Brent Harris, and Greg Watanabe. (Photo: Jerry Dalia)
From left: Kristie Dale Sanders, Brent Harris, Jon Barker and Jesmille Darbouze. (Photo: Jerry Dalia)
From left: Jesmille Darbouze, Brent Harris, and Marion Adler. (Photo: Jerry Dalia)
Kristie Dale Sanders and Brent Harris. (Photo: Jerry Dalia)
From left: Jon Barker, Jesmille Darbouze, Marion Adler, and Greg Watanabe. (Photo: Jerry Dalia)
From left: Marion Adler and Kristie Dale Sanders. (Photo: Jerry Dalia)
If you want real-life Theater of the Absurd this summer season, keep following the American Presidential race. If you want to experience some on a smaller stage, a play penned by one of the masters of the art of zany, delusional characters in hopeless situations they refuse to accept, check out “Exit the King” by Eugene Ionesco at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through August 28.
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