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Essentials

EXPLORE

"The brightest heaven of invention…"

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer

JULY 16 - AUGUST 2 | MAIN STAGE

The original "band of brothers." A young king rallies his soldiers "unto the breach" on his way to becoming the most celebrated leader in England's history. But at what cost to his land, his subjects, and his conscience does he pursue the glories of his nation and his reign? How does his politically arranged marriage to a French princess become a true romance? Vividly exploring the enigmatic morality of leadership, Shakespeare's masterwork celebrates the power of language to shape destiny and summons to life a majestic age. Ages 8+

Sponsors:

Co-Sponsors:


David B. & Patrina L. Rothrock

Actor Sponsors:

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's productions of Henry V and Pericles are part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Extras

  • Prologues: join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Free. Held in the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain.
  • Opening night, Saturday, July 18th. Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Meet the actors for an informal talk-back after the show Thursday, July 23.
  • Savoring Shakespeare: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights Thursday, July 23; Saturday, July 25 and August 1; Sunday, August 2; 5:30pm
  • Henry V and The Foreigner will play in repertory with the same cast. Please order early for the best seating options.

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Reviews

Newsworks/WHYY

“Zack Robidas…makes for a commanding king – and adroitly supplies nuance to Henry's several moods.
Marnie Schulenburg…beautifully offers up a scene in which her maid (Jane Ridley) teaches her some English.

Playshakespeare.com

“The cast is uniformly strong…. Marnie Schulenburg plays a charming Princess Katherine, as fluent in gentle humor as in French; her role as the Boy offers an interesting counterpoint as a younger but more world-wise individual who is also trying to find an honorable path in the world.”

“Zack Robidas' Henry… presents a confident front of responsible yet bold leadership.”
“Masterful performance.”

Reading Eagle

“Breathtaking.”

“…One needs an actor with the right stuff to pull off a convincing Henry V, and in Berks County's Zack Robidas, Pfeiffer has found his man….

“He finds all of Henry's nuances…. It is a powerful turn, worthy of an actor who has accepted the challenge and triumphed.”

“Pfeiffer surrounds Robidas with actors of equal stature…”

“As Katherine, the French princess whom Henry weds, Marnie Schulenburg is a wonder, both beautiful and intuitive. And the always incomparable Jane Ridley is a delight as Hostess Quickly and Katherine's lady-in-waiting, Alice. Pfeiffer's physical staging is visually (and artistically) impressive and efficient.”

“Exceptional…. On every… level, this "Henry V" has succeeded.”

 

Videos

Artists

Cast

Chorus/ Montjoy/Governor Harfleur/Erpingham/ Burgundy:
Greg Wood*

Archbishop of Canterbury/Lord Scroop/Captain Fluellen:
Anthony Lawton*

Bishop Of Ely/Pistol:
William Zielinski*

Henry V:
Zack Robidas*

Duke of Exeter:
Wayne S. Turney*

Bardolph/ King of France:
Carl N. Wallnau*

Earl of Cambridge/Constable of France/Michael Williams:
Dan Hodge*

Louis the Dauphin/Nym:
Jacob Dresch*

Hostess Quickly/Alice:
Jane Ridley

Boy/Katherine:
Marnie Schulenburg*

Artistic Team

Director:
Matt Pfeiffer

Scenic Designer:
Bob Phillips

Costume Designer:
Sam Fleming

Lighting Designer:
Thom Weaver

Composer/Music Director/Sound Designer :
Alex J. Bechtel

Fight Director:
J. Alex Cordaro

Production Stage Manager:
Alison Hassman*

Assistant Stage Manager:
Carolyn Reich*

Producing Artistic Director:
Patrick Mulcahy

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.