"Richard III" by William Shakespeare is one of the headline plays to be performed during the Texas Shakespeare Festival on the campus of Kilgore College in the Van Cliburn Auditorium. This historical tragedy features a title character that sends shivers down many spines as he makes a Machievellian rise to power. The humpback king is “determined to prove a villain and hate the idle pleasures of these days.” His short-lived reign of terror make for a dramatic play with twists and turns that have to be seen to be believed. The play's opening performance will be Saturday, July 1st at 7:30 pm and it's final performance will be a matinee performance Sunday afternoon, July 30th. The play will be performed at other dates and times throughout the month of July during the festival. To buy tickets or for a complete schedule, visit www.texasshakespeare.com.