Let's face it, King Henry, you're a nice guy. The only bad news is, Parliament wants to see you hanged. Nobody knows who started those riots in London. Your happy marriage cost you your father's part of France. And once your Uncle Gloucester's gone, so's your head.
"Henry VI is about the terror of seeing kids with Uzis marching up Valencia. Its the stuff of nightmares and its happening right now in the world. I want to bring that to the stage." - Director Andrew Nolan
Andrew Nolan has staged a play about a country gone mad with love for its own image. After England loses France, a populist uprising burns half of London to the ground. Eventually the riot escalates to a coup and Henry starts to take things a little more seriously. Using actual footage of the London Riots, King Henry the Sixth tears down the walls of alienation that keep us comfortably safe from London, Libya, and Greece.
KING HENRY THE SIXTH runs September 2nd to 17th, 2011, with various show times as follows: Sep 2-3 @ 8pm; Sep 8-10th @ 8pm and Sep 15-17th @ 8pm. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the door or online at brownpapertickets.com. More information at KingHenrySix.blogspot.com.
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