The Drilling Company presents a free outdoor mounting of Shakespeare's history play set in modern times. More…
The play, which is seldom done, lays bare the passions of the Medieval English war between York and Lancaster. This production uses this lens to explore the animosity between today's Republicans and Democrats on the one hand, and the tenacity of irreconcilable conflicts, including current civil and sectarian wars, on the other. Part of the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot season.
See it if OK, it is over, so you can't, but it is an enjoyable presentation for completists who need to see them all. It is well textured.
Don't see it if It has aggressive (stylized) violence contrasted with the calm and mild Henry toing and froing, preparing us for the more popular Richard 3.