’Richard III’ picked for a New York parking lot

Updated at: 02/06/2013 7:08 PM
By MARK KENNEDY

(AP) NEW YORK - It seems only fitting: With the bones of King Richard III found under a parking lot in Britain, a theater company that performs free Shakespeare plays every summer in a New York parking lot has decided what to stage this year _ "Richard III."

The Drilling Company said Wednesday its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot program will feature the tyrant from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 in the parking lot at Ludlow and Broome streets on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Says director Hamilton Clancy: "We have known for a long time that parking lots and Shakespeare were connected. Our intention is to bring Richard III back to life in a parking lot."

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Online: http://shakespeareintheparkinglot.com/

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