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Henry VI (National Asian American Theatre Company)

From 52 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Epic

About the show

NAATCO (The National Asian American Theatre Company) presents a new adaptation of Shakespeare's historical trilogy, condensed into two parts and performed in rep. More…

'Henry VI' is Shakespeare’s saga of a nation spinning wildly out of control. It is the story of a great nation’s decent into barbarism and cruelty. It is also a study of how the experience of a problematic foreign war erodes civil discourse at home, and how that erosion allows political self-interests to take hold and send a country hurtling into civil war.

August 31st, 2018
"It’s a production that asks nearly six hours from your life, but it repays you handsomely. Fast-paced and gripping, this is an unusually lucid staging of a bloody history play, whose surfeit of schemes and villainy could make a daytime-drama writer blush. Yet for all the battles and beheadings i...
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August 23rd, 2018
"One is inescapably reminded of Shakespeare's enduring modernity. These plays, written in the late sixteenth century, depicting events of nearly a century earlier, are defined by a cool, calculating gaze that seems thoroughly of today...Under Brown-Fried's direction, the overall performance is, a...
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August 25th, 2018
"Not that NAATCO doesn't do a splendid job with this vivid history of the Wars of the Roses...There's just so damn much of it...It's a lot to keep track of and much of the first hour or two at NAATCO is spent wondering, Who's he? Who's she? Why are they so angry at each other?..Once you've puzzle...
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August 23rd, 2018
"The National Asian American Theatre Company and director Stephen Brown-Fried have smartly condensed the three plays into two. The total running time is still more than five and a half hours, but it’s a small price to pay for such an ambitious production...For me, the best part of these plays was...
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