Oct 14th, 2016 - Nov 20th, 2016
Directed by Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Written by Bill Cain
Richard/Father Henry Garnet Paul Eggington
Nate/Sir Robert Cecil/Thomas Percy Francis Gercke
Armin/Robert Catesby/Sir Edward Coke Brian Mackey
Sharpe/Thomas Wintour/King James I Ross Hellwig
Shag Robert Smyth
Judith Caitie Grady
Understudy Lafras le Roux
Understudy Jordan Miller
Cellist Diana Elledge
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Lighting Design Nathan Peirson
Properties Design Rachel Hengst
Stage Manager (thru Nov 6) Ryan James Heath
Fight Choreographer Jordan Miller
Scenic Design Sean Fanning
Original Music & Sound Design Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Production Assistant Lafras le Roux
Stage Manager (Nov 7-20) Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Audio Master Patrick J. Duffy
"Trust me. You want to see this play! Smyth, Grady and the quartet of shape-shifting actors slide in and out of characters as quickly as donning a jacket or assuming a limp. It’s a hoot, all the way around!"
- Jean Lowerison ( SDGLN )
"Lamb’s Players Theatre unequivocally delivers the goods, with an evocative scenic design, smart, sassy costumes, original music played by an onstage cellist, and an outstanding cast, under the astute and ingenious direction of Deborah Gilmour Smyth. Playwright Cain couldn’t ask for a more exhilarating production!"
- Pat Launer ( KSDS )
"Excellent Theatre!"
- Becca Garber ( Coronado Times )
"The show boasts a strong (and game) cast, including standout work by Paul Eggington, a former Lamb’s regular who’s back after a long time away. Robert Smyth finds a convincing blend of intellectual curiosity and self-doubt as Shag, who is still mourning the death of his son and inflicting his grief on the boy’s surviving twin, Judith (played by Caitie Grady, who has fine moments in a somewhat underwritten role). Fran Gercke is a weasel-y wonder as Cecil, the magnetic, Machiavellian figure who dismisses the depredations of the murderous King Richard III with the observation: “He balanced the budget!” Ross Hellwig and Brian Mackey hold the whole thing together with their quick-change artistry, and bring much of the humor into the piece. Cellist Diana Elledge, perched onstage throughout, adds excellent and sometimes spooky texture as she plays Deborah Gilmour Smyth’s distinctive and effective original music."
- James Hebert ( Union-Tribune )
"Unbelievably satisfying! Lamb's stupendous company – Paul Eggington, Francis Gercke, Caitie Grady, Ross Hellwig, Brian Mackey and Robert Smyth, is amazing! I think I must return to see it again before it closes November 20. "
- Charlene Baldridge ( Downtown )