BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's HENRY V
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's epic Henry V, directed by celebrated British director Christopher Luscombe in his Chicago debut. In a rousing finale to the 2014 season, the play that inaugurated Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 1986 on the rooftop of Lincoln Park's Red Lion Pub comes to the Courtyard Theater for the first time. Shakespeare's powerful history play explores the consequences of war and the capacity of language to inspire and transform. Leading the troops as the charismatic, young monarch is Harry Judge in the titular role. Henry V will be performed in CST's Courtyard Theater April 29 through June 15, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!
The title role of Henry will be performed by Harry Judge. Kevin Gudahl will play the Duke of Exeter, Henry's uncle and trusted advisor. Greg Vinkler will appear as Henry's adversary, the King of France, as well as the role of Pistol. In her CST debut, Sally Wingert will perform the roles of Mistress Quickly and Alice.
The ensemble cast also includes returning CST actors Patrick Clear (Ely/Erpingham/Burgundy), David Lively (Canterbury), Larry Neumann Jr. (Nimm/Duke of Orleans), James Newcomb (Fluellen), Caleb Probst (Duke of York), Samuel Taylor (Dauphin/Macmorris), Demetrios Troy (Scroop/Montjoy) and Bret Tuomi (Bardolph/Williams).Making their Chicago Shakespeare debuts are Joe Flynn (Jamy/Gloucester), Steve O'Connell (Westmoreland/Gower), Cody Proctor (Grey/Bates) and Kevin Quinn (Boy).
The creative team features designers whose work has graced Chicago Shakespeare's stages many times, including Scenic Designer Kevin Depinet, Costume Designer Mariann S. Verheyen, Lighting Designer Phillip S. Rosenberg, Sound Designer Lindsay Jones and Wig and Make-up Designer Melissa Veal.
For a complete listing and bios of the company and creative team, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/henryv.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Henry V runs April 29 through ?June 15, 2014 in CST's Courtyard Theater. Tickets are on sale now for $48-$78 with special discounts available for groups of 10 or more, as well as CST for $20 tickets available for patrons under 35. All patrons receive a 40% discount on guaranteed parking in Navy Pier garages. For more information or to purchase tickets or a season subscription, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater's website at www.chicagoshakes.com
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