Ends Jul 29
Seize The King
Harlem
90

Seize The King NYC Reviews and Tickets

90%
(1 Review)
Positive
100%
Mixed
0%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting

Will Power interprets Richard III in a free outdoor production from Classical Theatre of Harlem. 

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (1)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
90
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like classics reimagined (and, frankly, rewritten) in innovative, poetic ways. If you want to see a contemporary take on Richard III.

Don't see it if you're a purist or want Shakespeare's words. This isn't an adaptation, it's a reinvention, but it's entertaining, insightful & relevant.

Critic Reviews (4)

July 11th, 2021

"This production is more adept overall at conveying the play’s humor than its heft: the waste of innocent lives in service of vain rulers, the need for vigilance against the resurgence of the vanquished...Dance, a regular feature of Classical Theater of Harlem productions, is used here to extraordinary effect."
Read more

July 14th, 2021

"Director Carl Cofield knocks that message out of the park in a smart, razor-sharp production that surprisingly delivers as many laughs as gasps, thanks to its stellar cast...Cofield keeps the action moving at a steady clip with short, well-paced scenes separated by interludes featuring five dancers whose movements often provide elegant, chorus-like commentary on the action."
Read more

July 15th, 2021

"For a play that straddles two eras, Power has devised a distinctive language, combining a modern vocabulary with Elizabethan cadences; it's a strategy that proves highly effective...We so rarely get such vigorous, contemporary poetry, so well-suited to the demands of drama, that this alone makes 'Seize the King' worth your attention."
Read more

July 11th, 2021

Power’s use of street vernacular doesn’t bother me..What’s harder for me to accept is Power’s replacing Shakespeare’s verses with his own poetry that is just as dense and convoluted...My objection, however, dissolves...thanks to CTH's glorious production..(especially the) five dancers whose interludes are what in particular make “Seize the King” feel wondrous.
Read more

Watch This Next (3)

83
Great
1K+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: East Village

This family-friendly show celebrates the power of percussion and the sheer joy of banging on things.

Buy
82
Great
500+ Reviews
Open run
NYC: Midtown W

An actor drinks heavily (in the vein of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and then tries to corral others into…

Buy
81
Great
26 Reviews
Opens Aug 09
NYC: Upper W Side

Shakespeare in the Park is back this summer with Jocelyn Bioh's joyous adaptation of "Merry Wives."

Buy