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Eugene Lee to star in Shakespeare's 'Richard III' at Texas State

By Kristina Kenney
University News Service
February 5, 2013

Eugene Lee stars in Richard III

Shane Vickers (left) portrays King Henry VI and Eugene Lee (right) plays Richard III in the Texas State University production of the Sheakespeare play.

Awarding-winning Broadway actor and Artist-in-Residence Eugene Lee will star in Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” the most recent production to be brought to the stage by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University.

The performance will take place on Feb. 12-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at the University Mainstage Theatre, located at 430 Moon St. in San Marcos.

Directed by Chuck Ney, “Richard III” is one of Shakespeare’s greatest historical plays that tells of the hunchbacked Duke of Gloucester who becomes King Richard III in a third world, war-torn country. The production will take a modern look at this classic tale of greed, corruption and the pursuit of power.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for general admission and $7 for students with a valid Texas State ID. Tickets will go on sale beginning Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

For more information about the performance, please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance at (512) 245-2147. For tickets, please contact the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204.