TWU Drama presents 'Henry V'
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15; 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16; 8 p.m. Friday, April 17; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
TWU Drama offers a “pay what you can” option at the 2 p.m. Saturday performance. This option does not apply to tickets purchased online. Tickets must be purchased at the box office prior to the scheduled performance and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Henry V is one of Shakespeare’s greatest historical verse-dramas. In this Elizabethan classic, Shakespeare focuses on Henry V’s preparations before the Battle of Agincourt and his conquests afterward. Following the death of his father, young Hal must live down his reputation as a wild, rash young man and gain the trust of his people. His past is not the only thing standing in his way, however; Henry also must face the belligerent French army and a charming French princess.
Steven Young, TWU assistant professor of acting, will direct the production. Mr. Young has extensive experience in writing, acting and directing. He most recently directed the premiere of Dionysus of the Holocaust at Louisiana State University, where Nobel Laureate and playwright Wole Soyinka adjudicated the production. Mr. Young has directed more than 90 productions at such theaters as the Cambridge and Stamford Shakespeare Festivals in the UK, the Milwaukee Rep, the Chicago Shakespeare Project, The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, American Southwest Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, New American Theatre and Swine Palace.
The cast of Henry V features TWU students, alumni and community members, including Natalie Beech, Erica Cole, Ryan Davila, Jordan Desmarias, David Freyman, Selena Flores, Carlos Iruegas, Michael Johnson, Colton Jones, Seth Jones, Melissa Karol, Adam Kullman, Melissa LeCompte, Alle Mims, Emma Montes, Riley Payne, Chelsea Reeves, Britnee Schoville, Tyler Shultz, Deborah Tolbert and Emerald Waites.
TWU faculty, staff and students will share design responsibilities, with technical director Michael Stephens serving as the set designer, guest artist Dave Mckee serving as lighting designer and assistant professor Rhonda Gorman providing the costume design. Undergraduate students Kolby Campbell and Bronwynne Smith will design the sound and properties, respectively, and Carlos Iruegas serves as the fight choreographer. Undergraduate Crystal Phariss serves as the stage manager and will be assisted by undergraduate student Chelsea Taylor.
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