Hamlet Isn’t Dead’s all-female production of Shakespeare's complex, swashbuckling history play tackles the pursuit of glory, the pleasure of humor, and even a little French romance. More…
Following the death of his father, King Henry V ascends to the throne of England and soon makes a claim to parts of France based on distant ancestral ties. When the prince of France responds insultingly, Henry embarks upon a war with England's great rival.
"A riotous and nuanced 'Henry V'...Rightmyer offers one of the most intelligent cuts of the script I have ever seen...The cast works truly as an ensemble, so that it seems almost disingenuous to single any one actor out for her contribution to the whole...The St. Crispin Day's speech...is given new breath, new desperation, new hope and vitality in Greener's honest telling...One of the best productions of this play it has been my pleasure to attend. Highly recommended." Full Review
See it if You enjoy a tightly run, well staged show. You enjoy practicing your French. You like small, intimate theaters.
Don't see it if you need multiple and/or major love scene storylines
See it if you want to see a strong, all-female ensemble shaking up a centuries-old history. Also, the titular role will leave you spell-bound.
Don't see it if you're looking for flashy spectacle, or don't like audience interaction. This is a story told to YOU for YOU.
See it if You love your Shakespeare joyful and fresh, with excellent music.
Don't see it if You are looking for a Traditional Henry, or are looking for something technically high (this show self-described "inspired by the globe")
See it if you are open to enjoying Henry V instead of finding it plodding and boring
Don't see it if you aren't ready to see an all-female cast (who do a marvelous job) perform a Shakespearean play.
See it if You enjoy seeing classic plays presented with a fresh eye; energy here is high and Illuminates what (can) make men act male.
Don't see it if You need scenery or pagentry to enjoy a show; or if you can't make imaginative leaps in casting.
See it if You love the language of Shakespeare and are willing to listen intently and follow closely. These ladies deliver the goods.
Don't see it if You just don't "get" Shakespeare and don't want to. Or if you have some ridiculous retro objection to the all-female casting-it's amazing!
See it if You like a tight and well-paced cut of Shakespeare, you're excited by the well-executed concept, you like pop music
Don't see it if The quality of the acting runs the gamut from outstanding to meh and you can't get past that, you like bells and whistles.
See it if You respect a wonderful effort by a new and exciting troupe...I loved the singing before and during the intermission and enjoyed the show
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare and have no interest in interpretations of his plays
See it if you like condensed versions of classics that tell the same tale, in the original language, but add modern elements, often humorous.
Don't see it if you prefer your Shakespeare free of modern taint; you hate trying to figure out WTF the actors are saying bc, face it, the language is wack.
See it if Megan Greener as Henry V is a delight - she captures Henry's charisma and pathos in a unique and powerful way.
Don't see it if The directing was effective for character work but at points it was hard to follow WHERE certain characters were and what they were doing.
See it if you want a refreshing, fun, all-female take on Henry V. You like an intimate show where actors interact with audience.
Don't see it if you prefer Shakespeare performed as is without being condensed or liberal use of French. First preview was unpolished in some scenes.
See it if You enjoy non-traditional Shakespeare in a small setting. You don't mind proximity to the action or audience interaction.
Don't see it if You want to see seasoned professionals, you aren't interested in theater that's a bit experimental, you like traditional Shakespeare shows.
See it if You want to support a young theatre company. You want to see non-traditional casting. You want a modern interpretation of a history play.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a significantly edited history. You want a uniformly, classically trained cast. You don't like small theatre spaces.
See it if you want a new take on Henry V with modern music and actresses who are enjoying themselves.
Don't see it if you're looking for traditional Shakespeare or dislike overacting and running across the stage with no intent behind it.
See it if you want to lend support to young female company, with good intentions
Don't see it if some racing thru the lines without imparting weight or meaning, running around (tiny stage) without meaning.. might confound you...
See it if You would like to see a hysterical modern twist on Shakespeare, cleverly written, engaging, with superb acting and entertainment.
Don't see it if You will miss a theatrical setting.
See it if Fierce ladies, fierce speeches, fierce acting. Henry V is Shakespeare's Wonder Woman with this all female tour de force!
Don't see it if You do not want to support an awesome young company putting on great shows
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