Hamlet Isn't Dead to Stage All-Female HENRY V This Summer
Hamlet Isn't Dead presents an all-female production of William Shakespeare's Henry V.
In Shakespeare's much-beloved masterpiece, the newly crowned monarch, Henry V, faces his first test -- the inevitable clash with the armies of France. Henry must muster and inspire his troops to glory against all odds, despite his own apprehension about the impending bloodshed. Including such inspirational speeches from Shakespeare's canon like "Once more unto the breech" and "St. Crispin's day", this is a stirring experience you won't want to miss!
Hamlet Isn't Dead's first all-female production tackles the pursuit of glory, the pleasure of humor, and even a little French romance in this complex, swashbuckling tale. Inspired by "this wooden O", the Globe, Henry V features Hamlet Isn't Dead's signature style of performance that draws the audience into a world of joy, excitement, music, and wonder.
In addition, Hamlet Isn't Dead is dedicated to creating opportunities for exemplary female artists in classical theatre. Re-balancing the scales of equality, this production features thirteen fiercely-talented women, led by the brilliant and dynamic HID company member Megan Greener as King Henry V, and directed by the esteemed Dr. Valerie Clayman Pye.
Featuring thrilling stage combat, live music and HID's intimate, joyful style -- you won't want to miss this one!
Thursday, July 27th @ 8pm (Preview)
Friday, July 28th @ 8pm (Press Night)
Saturday, July 29th @ 2pm & 8pm
Thursday, August 3rd @ 8pm
Friday, August 4th @ 8pm
Saturday, August 5th @ 2pm & 8pm
Run Time: Approx. Two Hours with one intermission
At Westbeth Artists' Community, 55 Bethune St., New York, NY
Tickets: $30 ($25 online @ hidryv.bpt.me)
Cast & Crew:
Claire Alexander as Exeter
Mia Cain^ as the Chorus
Olivia Cygan* as Montjoy
Paige Espinosa as the Dauphin
April Glick as Pistol
Megan Greener^ as King Henry V
Charlotte Harvey as the King of France
Erica Huang as Gower
Kelly Karcher* as Exeter
SAMANTHA MAURICE^* as the Queen of France
Caroline Osborn as Katherine
Abigaile Slocum as Bardolph
Valerie Terranova* as Fluellen
Director: Dr. Valerie Clayman Pye
Assistant Director: James Rightmyer, Jr
Stage Manager: Phoebe Wright
Fight Choreographer: Eugene Solfanelli
Graphic Designer: Joshua Stauffer
Production Manager: David Andrew Laws
^denotes Hamlet Isn't Dead Resident Acting Company member
*denotes AEA member
Hamlet Isn't Dead is New York City's 987th-best Shakespeare-related theatre troupe. Founded in 2013, they are dedicated to presenting the works of William Shakespeare in chronological order, from Two Gentlemen of Verona to Two Noble Kinsmen. Their specific brand of theatre focuses on joy, intimacy, and clear storytelling. It's good theatre done by good actors for good audiences.