Super Richard World III
3914 N Clark Street Chicago
Hailed as “technically art”, Super Richard World III is a fully produced parody, setting the events of the War of the Roses in the
Mushroom Kingdom. When Donkey Kong falls from power, Mario usurps his throne and rules alongside Princess Peach. But the
conniving Luigi, the Duke of Gloucester schemes against his brother and Mario’s allies with the nefarious Bowserham. The
Stupid Shakespeare Company reframes the context of Richard III by removing hindering story elements; like Richard’s hump
and the King’s illness, to make room for new and innovative interpretations of the bard’s scenes that include tennis matches,
piranha plants, musical numbers, golf, and of course a smashing final battle for the crown.
Presented by The Stupid Shakespeare Company
Thru - Aug 4, 2019
Show Type: Comedy
Super Richard World III Reviews
- Highly Recommended
- Somewhat Recommended
- Not Recommended
Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended
"...Created by director Joshua Messick and Katie Ruppert, with assists from the cast, it's the perfect upper for any adult who used to shop at Hot Topic and spent too much time taking out their feelings via Super Smash Bros.—brainy as hell and irresistibly irreverent. In this grim cultural moment, this sweet, nostalgic turn surprised the heck out of me and offered my spirit a serious bounce. Fair warning: Don't go in expecting the most moving theatrical performance of all time. Don't go in looking for life-altering artistic work. Meet this show where it is and have some fun already, you nerd."
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Picture This Post - Highly Recommended
"...This play is for anyone who thinks they might enjoy something familiar wrapped in something unexpected. Those equally well-versed in the worlds of Nintendo and King Richard III might receive the highest pleasure from this show perhaps, but this reviewer would recommend it to anyone - except maybe theater goers repelled by the aesthetics of Geek Culture and/or Shakespeare."
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