Little Green Pig’s “Richie” Transforms Shakespeare’s “Richard II” into a Rollicking All-Female Pub Crawl

Little Green Pig will perform "Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare's 'Richard II'" on Thursday-Saturday from Sept. 6th to Sept. 22nd
Little Green Pig will perform “Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Richard II'” on Thursday-Saturday from Sept. 6th to Sept. 22nd

On Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern will give William Shakespeare’s circa 1595 English history play Richard II a gender-bending all-female Little Green Pig twist in Richie: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare’s Richard II, which will be performed in downtown Durham, NC. According to the company’s website: “The show begins at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave.) and promenades through bars, clubs and restaurants before landing in Durham Central Park.”

Moreover: “Richie is a rampaging party girl, wreaking havoc with her entourage at the Cannes Film Festival when her spurned cousin Haley comes gunning for her throne. Staged as a raucous pub crawl up and down Rigsbee Ave. and Foster St. in downtown Durham, this all-female promenade will rock you like an all-nighter in Ibiza.”

Directed by Little Green Pig artistic director Jay O’Berski and designed by Kala Wolfe, Richie stars Jamie Bell, Nicola Bullock, Flynt Burton, Monica Byrne, Lakeisha Coffey, Drina Dunlap, Amanda Hahn, Kana Hatakeyama, Emily Hill, Jane Holding, Susannah Hough, Jess Jones, Tamara Kissane, Kyma Lassiter, Hope Hynes Love, Little Green Pig managing director Dana Marks, Bridget Patterson, and Alyssa Crash Wong.

The show features original looks by four Durham fashion designers: First Edition (, Gypsy Witch (, Belindabilly (, and Katharine Whalen (

Underwritten by Tim McMackin, Richie is sponsored by The Bar Durham (, Fullsteam Brewery (, Geer Street Beer Garden (, Motorco Music Hall (, and Surf Club (

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern presents RICHIE: A Rolling Pub Crawl Based on Shakespeare’s RICHARD II at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22, starting at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $15 ($5 students and $10 seniors and active-duty military personnel), except Special Opening Night Discount when you say “FIREBALL” to the box office manager and get a $5 ticket.

BOX OFFICE: 919-452-2304 or


VIDEO PREVIEW (by Nick Karner):




NOTE: There is a special opening-night discount. Just say “FIREBALL” to the box office manager and get a $5 ticket.


Richard II (play): (Wikipedia).

Richard II (e-text): (Project Gutenberg).

Richard II (king): (Wikipedia).

William Shakespeare: (Wikipedia).


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By Robert W. McDowell

Robert W. McDowell is a Raleigh, NC-based freelance writer, editor, and critic. He has written theater, film, book, and music previews and reviews for The News & Observer, The Raleigh Times, Spectator Magazine, and Classical Voice of North Carolina, all based in Raleigh. In 1980-91, he covered business, industry, government, and education for (We the People of) North Carolina magazine, published monthly by N.C. Citizens for Business and Industry. In April 2001, McDowell started Robert's Reviews, a FREE weekly e-mail newsletter that provides comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the performing arts in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Triangle Review is the latest-and-greatest version of McDowell's original newsletter. (To start your FREE subscription, e-mail robertm748[at] and type SUBSCRIBE TR in the Subject: line.) From December 1980 until September 2017, McDowell served on the board of directors of The Cinema, Inc., a Raleigh-based nonprofit film society formed in 1966. He currently publishes a weekly list of FREE advance screenings of movies in the Triangle area. (To have your e-mail address added to this FREE list, e-mail robertm748[at] and type SUBSCRIBE FFL FREE in the Subject: line.) McDowell also co-edited and supervised the production of Jim Valvano's Guide to Great Eating (JTV Enterprises, 1984), a 224-page sports celebrity cookbook; and he served as a fact checker for Valvano: They Gave Me a Lifetime Contract, and Then They Declared Me Dead (Pocket Books, 1991).