Henry V Energizes Adams Theatre Stage
For Immediate Release: September 13, 2007
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The Southern Utah University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will present William Shakespeare’s Henry V September 27-29 and October 4-6, 2007. Directed by Peter Sham, Henry V examines how a great leader inspires his people to victory over France.
“This is not going to be your grandmother's Shakespeare,” says Henry V director Peter Sham. “It's a raw, high energy production boasting a cast of 36. Our attention is on the speaking of the text and one of the greatest stories in Shakespeare's canon. It will feature seven different Henrys, both male and female, who also double as common Englishmen–a concept designed to fully illustrate why Henry V was known as ‘The people's King.’ ”
Henry V is the story of England’s young king who must leave behind his idle pursuits to lead the English army to victory over France. This commentary on war not only follows Henry’s efforts to unite the armies of Britain through his inspirational leadership, but also observes the difficult and often damaging decisions the king must make.
Sponsored by SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts and the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, Henry V will run September 27-29 and October 4-6 in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for General Admission, $8 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $5 for students/children, and SUU Students attend free with a valid Student ID.
More information about the arts at SUU is available at 435-865-8800 or on our website at www.suu.edu/arts.