HENRY VI, Part I
Artistic Directors August Viverito and T L Kolman proudly announce a thrilling new incarnation of Shakespeare's HENRY VI, Part I. This majestic spectacle opens October 5th for a six week run at the company's The Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038.
Director Christopher William Johnson, fight choreographer Jen Albert, choral director Daniel Halden and a stellar ensemble cast bring the earliest written and least-produced play in the Shakespearean cannon to visceral, engaging life.
When England's heroic Henry V dies unexpectedly in his prime, the inexperienced boy-King Henry VI ascends the throne with catastrophic results. Rallying under the banner of the sorceress Joan of Arc, the French quickly rise in rebellion to reclaim their lands conquered by the late Henry V. As England's conquests are wrenched violently away and their military might decimated, Henry VI's court degenerates into rancorous infighting. And when a quarrel between the arrogant Duke of Somerset and the ambitious Duke of York results in the English nobility donning red and white roses to declare their partisan loyalties, the groundwork has been laid for the outbreak of the bloody and treasonous Wars of the Roses.
Deploying a theatrical barrage of combat, live music, pageantry and soaring language, the Production Company is proud to present this glorious and rambunctious revival of the youthful Shakespeare's most violent, passionate, majestic and politically charged play.
The Wars of the Roses begin ...
The acting ensemble features Eva Bloomfield, Tiffany Cole, Christopher Carver, Allen Darby, Alex Elliott-Funk, Synden Healy, Kyle Hester, Charles M. Howell IV, Eric Rollins, Taylor Jackson Ross, Tina Van Berckelaer, Matt Van Curen, JB Waterman , and Johnny Patrick Yoder. Assistant direction is by Scott Fleming, lighting by Johnny Patrick Yoder, sound and percussion design by Ryan Beveridge, and costumes by Will Brattain.
@ The Lex Theatre
6760 Lexington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038