Seize the King

February 16–26, 2022


Award-winning playwright Will Power delivers a propulsive and timely modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III. With England’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his ascension, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Even if he can be stopped — who can ensure a tyrant won’t rise in his place?

Performance Dates & Times

Please note that the first weekend of MFA Year 3 Repertory performances has been canceled, and two new performances have been added, as indicated with an asterisk below.

Saturday, February 12, at 8:00 p.m. (canceled)
Sunday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m. (canceled)

Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.*
Friday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 19 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.* (short Q&A with playwright Will Power follows performance)
Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 at 2:30 p.m.

We’ve gone digital!
In alignment with the University’s commitment to sustainability and to do our part in limiting the potential spread of COVID-19, the programs for all of our productions will be available online. Audience members will be able to scan a QR code in the theatre, or visit to view or print the program. A limited number of printed programs will be available upon request.


Tickets purchased at the USC Ticket Office.

USC COVID-19 Terms and Conditions


Discounted parking is available for $10, except on USC football game days. Please inform the gate officer you are attending a School of Dramatic Arts performance. Parking on game days is $25.

(Photos by Craig Schwartz)

Additional Information

By Will Power
Directed by Michele Shay

MFA Year 3 Acting Repertory

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