Join director Rosa Joshi and actors from upstart crow collective for a preview of their all-female production of Shakespeare's "Richard III" from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room 1, 206-386-4636.

Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.

Jealousy, manipulation, deceit... don't underestimate the last son of the mighty royal York family. Richard is as charming as he is cunning. Through scheming and seducing (and a few murders along the way), Richard secures the crown for himself… but can he hold it? Attempting to thwart his ill-gotten rise to power are some potent women who envision hope for their country in a new generation of leaders.

After the preview, the director and actors will talk about "Richard III" and their work developing this production, along with a Q&A session.

upstart crow collective is dedicated to producing classical works with all-female casts for contemporary audiences. This play is presented in partnership with Seattle Shakespeare Company, the Puget Sound region’s year-round, professional, classical theatre.