Kevin Spacey as Richard III
Kevin Spacey as Richard III (Courtesy: Old Vic)

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“Now is the winter of our discontent.” But not if you’re a fan of classic stage productions and star acting.

Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey will star in an upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III in San Francisco.

“This is a really big deal for us, and for San Francisco,” says Carole Shorenstein Hays. “People will recognize the combination of Spacey and Mendes from American Beauty; now they’re interpreting one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays for a modern audience. It should be an amazing experience.”

Currently playing to sold out crowds at London’s Old Vic Theatre, the show will make its way to the Curran Theatre on October 19 for a 10-day run.

Led by Kevin Spacey in the role of Richard III, the company features another formidable British/American cast that includes Maureen Anderman as the Duchess of York; Haydn Gwynne as Queen Elizabeth; Chuk Iwuji as Duke of Buckingham; Gemma Jones as Queen Margaret; and Chandler Williams as George, Duke of Clarence.

Kevin Spacey has previously appeared in The Old Vic productions Speed-the-Plow with Jeff Goldblum, National Anthems, The Philadelphia Story, A Moon for the Misbegotten (which subsequently transferred to Broadway), and in Trevor Nunn’s productions of Inherit the Wind and Richard II.

San Francisco Theater NewsRICHARD III

Curran Theatre, San Francisco


Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

Photo by: Alastair Muir

Monica Turner
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