MONTREAL, June 5th, 2019. For one night only on Friday, June 28th at the MainLine Theatre, Edward Yankie presents E. Y.’s R2 – a one-man stage show of Shakespeare’s Tragedy of King Richard The Second, performed in its entirety.
Twenty-six characters. Twenty-two thousand words. One actor. The downfall of a prideful king. The struggle for power between two opposing parties. And the people caught in the middle. A universal, timeless masterpiece that is as relevant today as ever. Political realism and the tragedy of history explode into life in some of the profoundest poetry in the English language.
The director is Marjorie Silcoff, who has been collaborating with Edward on creative projects for almost 30 years since they met as young actors in New York City.
About Edward Yankie
Edward Yankie is an American-born actor living and working in Montreal (mostly) for almost two decades. He work-shopped his one-man Shakespeare show, E. Y.’s R2, at The Badhuis Theatre in Amsterdam while living in Holland for two years, and has performed it five times at Hemingway Cafe in Montreal. He also performed in The John Cage Tribute at The Hague. New York credits include Alceste in The Misanthrope, Talthybius in The Trojan Women, Death in Everyman, Garcin in No Exit, and Ben Stark in Rocket to The Moon. In Canada, he played eight different roles in the rock musical Cyberia at The National Arts Centre. He also appeared in the English language premiere of Fast Lane at the NAC, and in the world premiere of 2000 at The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa. In Montreal, card-shark Carl in Dealer’s Choice at Mainline Theatre. Film credits include Dead Awake, Press Run, Eternal Revenge, The Immortals, and Punisher: War Zone. TV credits include The Sign of Four, The Tournament, Moose TV, Tales From The Neverending Story, The Stork Derby, Final Verdict, and The Disappearance on CTV.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.mainlinetheatre.ca/en/spectacles/e-ys-r2-a-one-man-performance-of-shakespeares-richard-the-second
or by calling 514-849-3378.