FoF : Plays on Trapeze

Richard II

William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by
Steven Cole Hughes

a co-production with
Sonnet Repertory Theatre
Assistant Direction
John Behlmann
Stage Manager
Lisa McGinn
Lighting Design
Ryan O'Gara
Costume Design
Emily Lippolis

Performed at
45th St Theater, NY, NY
May-June 2010

Vince Nappo
Kiebpoli Calnek
Mat Hostetler
Khris Lewin
Eileen Little
Dan Loeser
Brent Rose
Danielle Slavick


Reviews for Richard  II...

The true tragedy of this piece is that the run was relatively short, but after seeing what both companies did with this play, one can only hope that these architects will make it possible for Shakespeare’s immortal characters to fly again.
...unlike anything you’ll see up to now...a production unique enough or ingenious enough that just seeing it might stimulate and unlock other ideas for those of us in the business.
… if what you’re after is stunning theatre, this is the production to see.
— Stage and Cinema
...director Steven Cole Hughes and the cast manage to turn a wordy, slow moving play into something innovative, fresh and compelling.
— Tapeworthy
Throughout, the trapezes increased the play’s dynamic energy tenfold, the rise and fall of kings paralleled by the rise and fall of swings, actors sinuously entwining with one another or violently casting one another away or playfully flying together. ...Just Brilliant
— robwillreview
…the ensemble integrates four low-flying trapezes into the action and nature of the play, adding humor, movement and momentum, and unexpected but intensely satisfying emotional depth. ...The agility and ease of the entire cast on the trapezes is astounding.