After a workshop run at the 2016 Dream Up Festival, Theater for the New City brings back 'Mary V,' a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare's historical play. More…
What happens when an all-female production of 'Henry V' goes up against a concurrent traditional staging? An ensemble of female actors arrives at the theater to begin rehearsing Shakespeare's 'Henry V.' But to their surprise they discover that a male-dominant production of the same play is already in intense rehearsals in the space. The men cannot come to terms with the fact that the ladies want to run the show, and a thespian battle of the sexes ensues.
See it if you appreciate a female view of the world, which, though revealing, bordered on silly. Some stage fighting well done. Intense leading lady.
Don't see it if you want an ending. This slipped into awkward sentimentality after what was a fairly serious, dramatic piece. You should like Shakespeare.
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