Directed by Ann Ciccolella featuring paul parente
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at the theater up to one hour before each performance - cash only!
URBN Annex Black Box Theater
3401 Filbert Street
Thursday, September 5 @ 7:00 P.M.
Friday, September 6 @ 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 7 @ 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, September 7 @ 9:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 8 @ 4:00 P.M.
Directed by guest artist, Ann Ciccolella (Artistic Director, Austin Shakespeare Festival) and performed by Paul Parente (CCTC founding member), this “Henry V with a twist” will be presented during the first week of the Philly Fringe Festival. This bare-bones rendition of Henry V is in a condensed and concentrated form while still retaining all the play’s iconic speeches and rhetorical energy. This adaptation takes up the story of an ambitious young king as he plans to conquer France and win the French throne for himself. Variously depicting Henry as a noble warrior-king and a blood-thirsty adventurer, Shakespeare presents an ambiguous portrait of England’s greatest hero-king, both glorifying and humanizing Henry, who eventually learns the cost of his vainglory and the true meaning of leadership and manhood.
Stripping away much of the play’s subplots and many of its supernumerary characters and retaining both Shakespeare’s theatricality and his key character of the Chorus, this adaptation concentrates on the action swirling around Henry, on his decisions, his leadership, his ability to relate to his men—and on his dawning understanding and acceptance of true responsibility.
Thank you for a wonderful
”FREE THEATRE IN THE PARKS” run
MEASURE FOR MEASURE by william shakespeare
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019: 20th Century Club, Lansdowne, PA - 7pm curtain
Friday, July 12th, 2019: The Mill at Anselma (NEW LOCATION!), West Pikeland, PA - 7pm curtain (RAIN DATE: Friday, July 19th)
Saturday, July 13th, 2019: Harrowgate Park, Philadelphia, PA - 6pm curtain (subject to change, indoor rain location TBD)
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019: Brookhaven Municipal Lawn, Brookhaven, PA - 7pm curtain (RAIN OR SHINE*)
Canceled - Thursday, July 18th, 2019: Green Lane Park, Green Lane, PA - CANCELED DUE TO FORECAST THUNDERSTORMS/RAIN thru performance times.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019: West Goshen Community Park, West Goshen, PA - 7:30pm curtain
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019: East Goshen Township Park, East Goshen, PA - 6:30pm curtain
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA - 6:30pm curtain (RAIN OR SHINE*)
Thursday, July 25th, 2019: White’s Road Amphitheater, Lansdale, PA - 7:30pm curtain (RAIN DATE: Sunday, July 28th)
Friday, July 26th, 2019: Everhart Park, West Chester, PA - 7pm curtain (rain date TBA)
- Unless otherwise noted, all performances labeled “RAIN OR SHINE” have an indoor rain location within walking distance of the outdoor venue.
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