Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’ at Two River Theater

RED BANK – Two River Theater Company continues its 2012-2013 season with Shakespeare’s Henry V, directed by Michael Sexton.

Performances will begin in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 20, and continue through Sunday, Nov. 11. The opening night performance is 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

Tickets are available by calling 732-345-1400 or visiting www.trtc.org. This production is sponsored by Monmouth University.

Shakespeare’s timeless history play combines political intrigue, comedy, and romance. King Henry, played by Jacob Fishel, stakes his claim to rule France, having inherited the English throne after a wild adolescent past. After dispatching a small group of traitors among his troops, he and his loyal army win decisive – and surprising – victories against their enemies. Henry marries the daughter of the defeated king’s daughter, bringing the promise of future peace to both countries. Suzzanne Douglas plays the Chorus and four additional parts, and the entire acting ensemble plays multiple roles.

The production will unfold on an open set featuring large moving panels inspired by artist Mark Rothko and designed by Andromache Chalfant and will feature mid-century-modern costumes designed by Tilly Grimes.

The full company of Henry V includes Connor Carew (Duke of Gloucester, Gover­nor of Harfleur, Messenger), Suzzanne Douglas (Chorus, Hostess, Erpingham, Grand­pre, Queen Isabel), Evander Duck (Sir Thomas Grey, French King), Jacob Fishel (Henry V), Michael Genet (Duke of Exeter), Kevin Kelly (Captain Gower), Ian Lassiter (Captain MacMorris, Duke of Orleans, Michael Williams), Ben Mehl (Lord Scroop, Dauphin, Captain Jamy), Ismenia Mendes (Katherine, Boy), Howard W. Overshown (Constable), Geoffrey Owens (Archbishop of Canter­bury, Pistol), Jesse J. Perez (Bishop of Ely, Corporal Nym, Duke of Bourbon, Montjoy), Thom Sesma (Lieutenant Bardolph, Alice, French Soldier, Duke of Burgundy) and Brendan Titley (Earl of Cambridge, Captain Fluellen).

New this season, Two River has introduced a limited number of $20 tickets for every performance, with no restrictions on when or by whom the tickets can be purchased. Other tickets range from $37 to $65, with discounts available for groups, seniors, students, and patrons age 30 and under. Tickets are available by calling 732-345-1400 or visiting www.trtc.org.

 

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