‘Richard III’

Matthew Reddin, Contributing writer

This production presents Shakespeare’s Richard III as you’ve never seen it performed. UW-Madison’s theater department and director David Furumoto adhere to the text of the Bard’s history play about the hunchbacked Duke of Gloucester as he claws his way to the throne of England. But their staging comes with a twist: It’s done Kabuki style, resulting in an East-meets-West fusion of Elizabethan text and Japanese color and theatricality.

At Mitchell Theatre, 821 University Ave. Tickets are $23, $16 for students and Friends of UT, and $21 for seniors. Call 608-265-2787 or visit theatre.wisc.edu.

April 18 to May 3