One of Shakespeare's most complex and fascinating characters is central to the bard's most entertaining history play, Richard III. The Washington Shakespeare Company is a resident company of the new Artisphere complex in Arlington and it will occupy the new Black Box space. (So long, Clark Street, may you rest in peace.) In rep with Mary Stuart, to Dec. 12. Artisphere Black Box, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Tickets are $26.50 to $51.50. Call 703-875-1100 or visit artisphere.com or washingtonshakespeare.org.