Monday, July 31, 2006

salt lake shakespeare 2006 season kicks off!

Salt Lake Shakespeare Presents:
“Henry V”
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Larry West
August 2-20, 2006
Babcock Theatre, Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre (inside and one level down).
University of Utah, 300 S. 1400 E. Salt Lake City

Wed. – Sun. at 7:30 p.m.

“pay what you can,” cash donations at the door.
to reserve a seat.

more info at

A newly appointed king decides to lead his people into war, testing his kingship and their patriotism in Salt Lake Shakespeare’s timely production of William Shakespeare’s “Henry V.”

The dramatic history of the English answer to a French insult seemed to be the perfect choice for West, who says that he chose the play because, “no matter how you dress it up—no matter how you couch it in glorious language—war sucks! People on both sides of the battlefield die—nations are torn apart—and in the end, little is resolved. Shakespeare’s “Henry V” is a brilliant study of war in all its glory—passion—and futility. Will we learn from history? Maybe—I doubt it—but that doesn’t keep me from bringing the subject up.”

Written and performed by Jesse Harward
Directed by Kyle Lewis
August 7, 8, 14, 15, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Babcock Theatre, University of Utah, 300 S. 1400 E. Salt Lake City

This is a one-man production staring Jesse Harward. Monologues and situations from William Shakespeare’s plays are adapted for modern American voices and situations. This production will also adhere to Salt Lake Shakespeare’s new ticketing concept "pay what you can," cash donations. Audience members will be asked, but not required, to donate what they feel is appropriate to the evening's performance or they may enjoy the production for free.

August 2-20
Wed. – Sun. at 7:30 p.m.
Five local playwrights have written five short plays involving three characters from three different plays by William Shakespeare. Each play will be performed in rotation as a nightly prelude to “Henry V.”

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