The Tragedy of Richard II

with Hip to Hip Theatre Company
Sunday, August 20, 2023

4:30 PM
Kids & the Classics Children’s Workshop
5:00 – 8:00PM
Performance of The Tragedy of Richard II

The Tragedy of Richard II

Raised to believe his every thought is sanctioned by God, King Richard is dangerously out of touch. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke challenges Richard for the throne, it’s a fight the king can’t win. But in losing his crown he gains his humanity and his soul.

Kids & the Classics
is a 20-minute, pre-show, interactive workshop for children ages 5 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the story, and by creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading.


Hip to Hip Theatre Company was founded in 2007 by Queens-based actors Jason and Joy Marr, who wanted to share with the community their enthusiasm for great plays, the works of Shakespeare in particular. The company is dedicated to stimulating and developing interest in the theatre arts in underserved communities by providing free, family-friendly, professional productions of popular classics, and free theatre workshops for children, in public spaces.