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july 21 - august 19, 2017

directed by margaret starbuck

Richard II has been King his entire life. Now, his cousin Henry Bolingbroke is seeking Richard's crown, England is in turmoil and all his subjects seem to be siding with Bolingbroke. Faced with losing everything that defined him, Richard must finally learn what it means to be a human being and not just a king.


"[Richard II] was fantastic. Would recommend this company for any drama fan. The actors were all very good. It is easy to make the histories stories of egos and battles, but each character was acted as a full human rather than a caricature...The space is quite intimate and the audience is surrounding the actors, which made for a unique experience. The actors were so close that it really felt as if they were acting to you, rather then to a general audience."

"Richard II is really worth seeing - acting, set, costumes, lighting, sound and direction are all terrific. If you haven't yet seen this Shakespeare play, this is an excellent chance to see it."

Method & Madness is committed to creating intimate and interactive productions of Shakespeare's plays. The performances will be held at Monk Space, an intimate, in the round venue located at

4414 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90004. Expect the actors to talk to you.


The immediate block of Monk Space has free evening parking (meters end service after 6:00 pm). Free on Sunday. One block to the West and East is unmetered neighborhood street parking. No permits are required.

Nearest public transit:

If using the Metro, take the Purple Line the furthest west to the last stop at Wilshire/Western nearest to The Wiltern. From the Wiltern either walk 15 minutes north to 2nd Street or take the 207 bus. From the W. 2nd Street and S. Western Avenue intersection walk 3 minutes west to Monk Space.


Featuring the talents of Jen Albert, Annette Bizal, Will Block, Will Bostwick, Tiffany Esteb, 

Roger Sebastian, Kelsey Kato, Doug Kiphut, Jennipher Lewis, Howard Lockie, Ian Runge, Marie Osterman, Jon Owens, and Zoe Yale

*Matt Curtin will be assuming Mr. Kato's roles beginning August 11.
*Jono Eiland will be assuming Mr. Lockie's roles beginning August 18.

Method & Madness seeks to make an artistic difference in the world, but also to tangibly effect and help the fight for civil rights. To that end, 10% of all ticket proceeds will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.

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