The Death of Kings

Event Date: 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 7:00pm
Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 7:00pm

Event Date Details: 

AUG 22-24, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Event Location: 

  • Hatlen Theater

Event Price: 

Free Admission | RSVP Required


“Let us sit upon the ground, and tell sad stories of the death of kings…”

William Shakespeare, Richard II

Since 2015, Irwin Appel has passionately undertaken the task of adapting Shakespeare’s history plays from Richard II through Richard III into one captivating epic.

Experience over 400 years of history in one night at the Hatlen Theater, August 22-24, 2023 at 7:00 PM.

After almost five years, Irwin Appel and Naked Shakes’s The Death of Kings is back at UCSB, and is gearing up for an exciting summer of immersive Shakespeare. The cast of thirteen actors will portray the rise and fall of some of history’s most renowned and notorious monarchs.

Catch this production before we take it overseas! 

Naked Shakes has been invited to perform as the closing performance of the Verona Shakespeare Fringe Festival! On August 31, 2023, this company of actors, technicians, crew, factuly and staff will be performing this production for an international audience. 


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Season schedule subject to change.