Genre: Classical, Comedy
Neal J. Freeman

Richard the Third and Goal, or R3G mashes iconic and polarizing NFL star Ray Lewis with the notorious King Richard III. Using Shakespeare's text and Lewis' words, R3G sifts the classic play through the wild pageantry of a football game in a sudden-death playoff between two men both revered and reviled.

In 2000, NFL star Ray Lewis was arrested in connection with a street brawl that ended in the stabbing death of two men. One year later, having pled guilty to obstruction of justice and after having served a brief prison sentence, Lewis led his team to football’s highest prize, the Super Bowl championship. In 2012 Lewis earned a second championship and retired following the season as a man loved by some, hated by others. R3G teases out Shakespeare’s play in the style of an American football game and places Richard’s treacherous rise to kingship within the landscape of American sports hero idolatry through the words of hero/villain Lewis. The comic play is a tribute to and an indictment of both men, using the pageantry of sports to find the parallels in their stories.

About the Company: Bloody Shakespeare

A New York City theater company producing aggressivly re-imagined renderings of the classics.

Cast: Minna Taylor, Patrick Toon
Open:   02/18/15
Close:   02/28/15

Wed 2/18, 7:10pm
Fri 2/20, 8:50pm
Sun 2/22, 12:10pm
Wed 2/25, 8:50pm
Sat 2/28, 5:30pm:
Theater:   Under St. Mark's Theatre
Address:   94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY 10009
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Montgomery Sutton* - NYC: The ‘Nightmare’ Dream (Bloody Shakespeare), King Lear (American Bard), Metropolitan Playhouse, Gallery Players, GTTP, EBE Ensemble, Rebellious Subjects, multiple years at FringeNYC. Regional: the world premieres of Gordon Dahlquist’s Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre), Booth (Second Thought Theatre), and On the Eve (Theatre Three); and at Casa Manana, Circle Theatre, Uptown Players, Watertower Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, and Dallas Children’s Theater. 2013 DFW Critics Forum Award, Second Thought’s Gruesome Playground Injuries; NYIT Award nominee, Edmund in American Bard's King Lear. Film: Animals (Tribeca Film Festival, 2014), Trouble with Women (Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Festival, 2014), BruteDay 90. BFA, NYU (Atlantic Theater Company).