King John

by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Rosa Joshi
produced in association with upstart crow collective
part of the Bingham Signature Shakespeare Series
November 8-19, 2023
in the Bingham Theater

Unfolding in a treacherous world ruled by self-interest, warmongering, and a lack of moral leadership, this fascinating political thriller follows a scheming monarch battling threats from abroad and within. This visually captivating interpretation from director Rosa Joshi and upstart crow collective—a company reimagining the classics with diverse casts of women and non-binary actors—has been called “a knockout” (Seattle Weekly) that evokes “with surprising clarity the misuses of power that plague us in the present” (The Portland Observer).

Meet the Artists

 Closed Caption Performances: Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m.* Learn More. 

 ASL Interpreted Performance:
Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. 

 Student & Educator Nights
Every Wednesday. Discounted tickets for students and educators are available for $15 plus fees.   

Run Time:
Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

Age Recommendation:

Grade Recommendation:
 8th grade and above

Content Warning:
Production contains stage weapons, staged physical violence, and suicide.

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*Closed Captioning is available on your personal mobile device for the performances on Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. Any smartphone browser can access the transcription during the performance. The link to access the Closed Captions will be available at the ticket scanning stations as you enter the theater. For any guest who needs a device on which to access closed captions, the Radical Hospitality Team can assist with providing a tablet. 

upstart crow collective - an introduction from upstart crow collective on Vimeo.

This production of KING JOHN originated at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Nataki Garrett, Interim Executive Artistic Director).

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