Booth's Richard

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Presented by The Hidden Room and Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Harry Ransom Center at Austin Scottish Rite Theater, Austin TX

Jun 15 - 30
Booth's Richard

Using John Wilkes Booth’s original promptbook, the Hidden Room, Harry Ransom Center, and Austin Scottish Rite Theater resuscitate the ghost of his infamous Richard III, featuring forgotten 19th century playing practices.

The Hidden Room, Eric Colleary from the Harry Ransom Center, and the Austin Scottish Rite Theatre lead a team of award-winning actors, scholars, and designers to resuscitate the ghost of John Wilkes Booth’s infamous production by way of his own personal promptbook, painstaking research into playing practices of the day, appropriate costumes, props, set, and music, all in the period-perfect and glorious Austin Scottish Rite Theater, built in 1871.

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Tickets are available now on a sliding scale, $15 – $30.  Students and seniors begin at $15.

Contact: 310-243-6426


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Austin Scottish Rite Theater

207 W 18th Street, Austin, TX 78701

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