Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival presents 'Richard II' at Carlin Park in Jupiter. It is Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival time again. This year they are bringing back an opportunity to see the real “Shakespeare” deal with its production of "Richard II. The festival is presented in partnership with the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. The Shakespeare by the Sea XXXII production of Richard II in Carlin Park (750 South Alternate A1A, Jupiter) will take place July 7 – 10, 2022 and July 14 – 17, 2022 beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Though more accurately known as "The Life and Death of King Richard the Second," and commonly called "Richard II," it is understood to have been written around 1595. This is the first of Shakespeare's history plays. This is a narrative about power and scheming. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England, who ruled from 1377 to 1399 and it recounts his downfall and the conspiracies of his nobles.
In addition to the play itself, the festival will host sword fighting demonstrations on Friday and Saturday, put on by the local branch for the Society of Creative Anachronism known as Shire of Sea March.
All performances start at 8:00 pm and run to 10:00 pm with an intermission. Admission is free with a suggested $5 per person donation. Bring a beach chair, blanket, picnic basket, cooler or enjoy food trucks. Food trucks, including the K & J Seafood Truck and a Tropical Snow Truck, will be on hand for snacks. Guests can also bring their own food and beverages, including alcoholic drinks.