Arkansas Repertory Theatre presents William Shakespeare's HENRY V, September 05, 2012 - September 23, 2012. Avery Clark returns to The Rep as Henry V after his stunning turn in Hamlet in 2010.
“From this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers…” – Act IV, Scene iii
Shakespeare’s most famous history play is at once an indictment of war and a testament to courage in the face of overwhelming odds as an adventurous young king tests the boundaries of power.
With the death of his father, young King Henry casts off the trappings of youthful misadventures and transforms into a leader of men. With his country wracked by strife, mocked by the French and eager to assert his birthright, Henry launches a rash invasion that culminates in the fateful battle of Agincourt.
Weary and grossly outnumbered, the English face near certain defeat, but Henry’s inspirational leadership turns the tide of war and turns a man into a legend. The power of Henry V lies in its contradictions: Valor and cruelty, greed and generosity, honor and treachery. These contradictions make the play immediately accessible to a modern audience and help bring the characters to vivid life on the stage.
“From his confrontation with the close friends who betray him to his wooing of the French princess, Henry V is such a compelling character,” says Director Robert Hupp. “A young king, untested, driven by ambition, strives for redemption and power through the cauldron of war and redefines his world in the process.”
The cast and crew includes:
Michael Bartholmey ... Grey/Messenger/York
Avery Clark * ... Henry V
Nikki Coble* ... Katherine
Jason Collins* ... Fluellen
Ashton Crosby ... Canterbury/Nym/Grandpre/French Soldier
Andrew Curzon ... The Boy
Fang Du ... Bedford/John Bates
Shelia Glasscock ... Hostess Mistress Quickly/Alice
Jason Guy* ... Chorus/Montjoy
Bill Jones ... Ambassador/Erpingham/Bourbon
Peter Leake* ... Burgundy/Lord Scroop/Macmorris/Lord Rambures
Ed Lowry ... Bardolph/Gloucester
Joe Menino* ... King of France/Bishop of Ely
Irungu Mutu* ... Governor/Orleans/Cambridge
Richard Prioleau* ... Constable/Williams
Paul Romero* ... Exeter
Mitch Tebo* ... Pistol
Nate Washburn ... Dauphin
DC Wright ... Westmoreland/Gower/Fight Director and Fight Captai
Set Designer: Mike Nichols
Costume Designer: Marianne Custer
Lighting Designer: Michael J. Eddy
Composer: Ellen Mandel
Director: Robert Hupp
Sound Designer: Jim Spencer
Properties Designer: Lynda J. Kwallek
AEA Stage Manager: Jana Llynn*
Production Manager: Rafael Colon Castanera
Dramaturgy: Paige Martin Reynolds
PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT
Wednesday, Sept. 5 | 7 p.m.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night." Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open from 9 a.m. until curtain. Tickets are limited to (2) two per person. Offer is based on seating availability.
PRESHOW DIRECTOR TALKS
Wednesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6 | 6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Preview performances are Wednesday and Thursday nights before opening, and include a pre-show discussion at 6:15 p.m. in the Theatre with the director of Henry V and Rep Producing Artistic Director Bob Hupp.
CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Distinguished Speaker Series
Thursday, Sept. 6 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
Join Rep Producing Artistic Director and Henry V director Bob Hupp as he hosts the cast from The Rep’s production of Henry V for a panel discussion on Shakespeare's most famous history play.