Due to high demand, some performances of Richard III are sold out. However seats may open up the evening of the performance due to no-shows or last-minute returns. If you would like to try getting into the show by purchasing standby tickets we recommend arriving at the Garage Theatre one hour before the show. Our standby protocol is as follows: one hour before the show we sell a limited number of standby tickets on a first-come-first served basis. At show time we get as many audience members in as we can accommodate. Anyone who has purchased a standby ticket and is unable to get in receives a full refund.

The Gift leads this innovative take on the Shakespearean classic—a production originally planned by the disbanded Next Theatre of Evanston—presented
in Steppenwolf’s Garage Theatre. Experience some of the finest actors in the Chicago theater community coming together to tell the outrageous rise and reign of Richard.

In partnership with The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Watch & Listen

  1. The Gift Theatre presents <i>Richard III</i>

    The Gift Theatre presents Richard III

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Directed by: Jessica Thebus
  • Lighting Design: J.R. Lederle
  • Sound Design: Kevin O'Donnell
  • Scenic Design: Jacqueline Penrod & Rick Penrod
    Costume Design: Sully Ratke
    Fight Choreographer: John Tovar, SAFD
    Dramaturgy: Michael Petersen

    Brittany Burch, John Connolly, Kenny Mihlfried, Keith Neagle, Michael Patrick Thornton, Jay Worthington and Kyle Zornes

    Jenny Avery, Thomas J. Cox, Olivia Cygan, Adrian Danzig, Shanesia Davis, Gregory Fenner, Christopher Peltier, Hannah Toriumi, Caroline Latta and Martel Manning


“Thornton, a superb actor, is surrounded by a fire-breathing cast in this volcanic production.”
Chicago Sun-Times

Buy Tickets

Tickets for this production are not currently on sale. Call 312-335-1650 for more information.

Running Time

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Richard III is part of The Garage Rep Season

Learn more about this season

Special Performances

Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, March 27
Touch Tour: 2pm
Curtain: 3:30

Open Captioning
Sun, April 3 at 3:30pm

Come Closer
Sunday, April 24 at 3:30pm
Every $50 ticket to this performance includes a post-show cast conversation, drinks, and themed appetizers. These sell out quickly, so reserve your spot today.