One of Shakespeare's most complex and fascinating characters is central to Richard III, arguably the bard's most entertaining history play. The Washington Shakespeare Company is a resident company of the new Artisphere complex in Arlington. Its productions are still housed in the same theater as before, though now it's been rechristened the Black Box. 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.com.