Winding Down with Willie

As the 400th year after William Shakespeare’s death winds down, the magicians of Lit Moon Theatre Company pulled off a corker. It was a sort of wound-down version of “Richard III” – 75 minutes of low-key malevolence presented in an intimate and mostly low volume version of Willie’s historical drama. The word seething comes to mind as Marie Ponce’s Richard meanders around and through the audience in artistic director John Blondell’s mesmerizing staging. Three more women played the rest of the many characters in the play. As they always do, Lit Moon turned a play we thought we knew inside out and, with the help of Jim Connolly’s pitch-perfect live score, made something really original and special.