The dark tyranny of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” evokes questions that many are asking about the future of this coutnry: How does tyranny happen? The play, a story from England’s dark past, addresses these questions and provides a serious warning about the possible future.

The Muse of Fire Theatre Company will present  “Richard III,” performed inside and throughout Evanston’s Main Library on Aug. 24 and 25. This entertaining and accessible live theater performance is free and open to all.

This summer’s production also serves as a farewell to Muse of Fire’s Founder and Artistic Director Jemma Alix Levy, who is stepping down after 10 years.

One of the reasons she founded the company was because, “We are committed to making our productions understandable and relatable without dumbing them down, and making sure that anyone and everyone can enjoy them,” Ms. Levy said.

Muse of Fire’s library presentation of Richard III will take place after hours, at 7:30 p.m., in the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The play is also being presented outdoors on Aug. 11 and 18 and Sept. 1 and 8 and Aug. 12 and 19 and Sept. 2 and 9, at 3 p.m., in Ingraham Park, behind the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. All performances are free. No reservations are needed.