If you thought it couldn’t get any more star-studded or ridiculous than the Washington Capitals’ annual charity gala in June, then here is your proof. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s “King Richard III” earlier this month was headlined by the country’s top tennis player, Andy Murray.
That didn’t make much of a splash in the first week of “Fiercest: The Fight to Keep Wrestling Alive,” the double-bill as part of the WashNelson Festival that featured 15 local wrestling champions in a series of bouts on the stage of the Spectrum at Wolf Trap.
But the Murray cameo in the second act of “King Richard III” helped bring to life the nefarious nature of the play’s second character, the monarch’s scheming cousin, Anne Neville, to the delight of the sold-out crowd, including the president of the Washington Sports Club and a group of Washington super coaches.
More than 4,000 people watched the show, with tickets going as low as $15 for standing-room.