The Burbank Public Library’s Buena Vista branch, together with the nonprofit acting group Shakespeare at Play, put on one of the Bard’s most popular plays — “Richard III” Saturday and Sunday evenings outside the library in Lincoln Park.
The production was performed as part of Shakespeare at Play’s sixth annual Shakespeare in the Park program, though this year’s show, dubbed “Shakespeare Under the Stars,” was the first to be performed at night. Prior to the performance, the nonprofit group put on a separate program, “The Big Read,” supported through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
“The Big Read” is a show in which actors perform scenes from books on the endowment’s suggested reading list. This weekend’s performance showcased scenes from “Sun, Stone and Shadows: 20 Great Mexican Short Stories,” and even included dancers from local Mexican dance troupes.