See it if you want to see a young cast perform some stage combat choreo.
Don't see it if you like Shakespeare, or continuity, or logic.
See it if U r curious of a show about all female cast taking back a stage from a male cast.U r not offended by excessive violence & profanity
Don't see it if U expect more traditional Henry V Play within this play. U value your time because for me, this play did not make sense & felt torturous!
"'Mary V' is a bloody, complicated struggle for the soul of modern feminism...Director Charlotte Murray uses Theatre for the New City's largest performance space extraordinarily well. The large ensemble fills the whole space, and engages the audience throughout...The talent and total investment of the large cast, the thoughtful concept, and the excellent design all combine to create a piece of theatre that is enjoyable, critical, and essentially feminist."
"Only worth seeing as a cautionary tale. For students of the theater, you can often learn more from something that doesn’t work than from something that is seamless...Carrow has made the overachiever’s mistake of trying to multitask on her maiden voyage. Not only has she written the play, but she’s starring in it too...Trying to meld Shakespeare, Pirandello and Nietzsche into one cohesive exploration of gender and feminism as a first foray into a play is a Herculean task."