Opening Soon!: Henry V presented by Classical Theatre Co.

Posted by: Staffon 2015/10/2 7:00:00 720 reads After a season-long hiatus from The Bard, Classical Theatre Company (CTC) brings Shakespeare to life on its stage once more. “We are thrilled to be producing Shakespeare again. We’re a company whose mission is to produce the classics, and Shakespeare is the granddaddy of all classical drama,” says CTC Executive Artistic Director John Johnston. “We are partnering with the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance on this production, and will be using several of their outstanding undergraduate students in our cast.”

As one of Shakespeare’s finest “history plays”, Henry V centers on the events leading up to, and following, the famous Battle of Agincourt in the 100 Years War. This English victory saw King Henry’s forces take on, and defeat, a vastly superior French army. This remarkable feat lives on in the annals of military history, and will be celebrating its 600th anniversary during the run of CTC’s production on October 25, 2015.

Among other gender bending casting choices, CTC’s production will star female actor Bree Welch in the title role of King Henry. “We are never one to just run Shakespeare out there in doublet and hose. We strive to examine these great classic plays in new and relevant ways,” says Johnston, “I find it particularly interesting to explore gender in this manliest of all plays. Though this production has not been cast with strict gender reversal, it was cast in a ‘gender blind’ process. I’m thrilled to see what new facets can be discovered through this process.”

The Classical Theatre Company is dedicated to boldly re-envisioning classical drama on the stage, in the community, and in the classroom through engaging and enlightening plays - bringing them new life and relevance while maintaining the integrity that the works deserve.


CAST: King Henry – Bree Welch
Chorus/Alice/Erpingham – David Wald
Exeter/Hostess/Governor – Christina Keefe
Canterbury/Pistol/King of France – Tom Long
Bardolph/Scroop/Jamy/Orleans – Zac Kelty
Bedford/Dauphin/Gower – Courtney Lomelo
Westmoreland/Constable/Fluellen – Andrew Love
Nym/Cambridge/Williams – Lindsay Ehrhardt
Ely/Macmorris/Bates/Burgundy – Lyndsay Sweeney
Montjoy/Boy/Katharine – Shunté Lofton
Court/Ensemble – Paul O’Neil
Court/Ensemble – Kelsey Busboom
Court/Ensemble – Ethan Sims

DESIGNERS: Costume Designer – Macy Perrone
Lighting Designer – Dustin Tannahill
Scenic Designer – Liz Freese
Sound Designer – Jon Harvey
Properties Designer – Star Hinson

DATES: October 14 – November 1, 2015

Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:00 PM (Preview)
Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:00 PM (Preview)
Friday, October 16, 2015 8:00 PM (Opening)
Saturday, October 17, 2015 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 18, 2015 2:30 PM (Post-show talk-back)

Monday, October 19, 2015 8:00 PM (Industry Night) (Industry Night is open to the public)
Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:00 PM
Friday, October 23, 2015 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 25, 2015 2:30 PM (Special anniversary performance + post-show talk-back)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:00 PM
Friday, October 30, 2015 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 31, 2015 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2015 2:30 PM (Post-show talk-back)

MORE INFORMATION: Classical Theatre Company
Tel: 713.963.9665
Fax: 713.963.9665
http://www.classicaltheatre.org