IRT Presents-Strange Harbor's Production of This England: The Complete Kings 1377-1485 (Abridged)
IN RESIDENCE: August 23-29, 2016
This England: The Complete Kings 1377-1485 (Abridged)
Created by Strange Harbor
Text from Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), Henry V, Henry VI (Parts 1, 2, & 3), and Richard III by William Shakespeare Adapted
Directed by Zachary Tomlinson & Rosa Schneider
Who is the rightful king of England? Eight actors perform over 40 roles in a condensed adaptation of Shakespeares play cycle chronicling over a hundred years of war, murder, seduction, and betrayal as one family tries to answer the most hotly contested political question of the middle ages.
THIS ENGLAND is a geopolitical epic that takes audiences on a dramatic rollercoaster to the heights of the medieval English monarchys glory and the depths of its depravity. Grief-stricken John of Gaunt, heroic Henry the Fifth, murderous Queen Margaret, repulsive Richard the Third, and dozens more of Shakespeares greatest characters cross swords, match wits, and meditate on the nature of power, ambition, and leadership in this unique adaptation. See Shakespeares eight compelling and dramatic histories as he understood them: connected stories in a continuous narrative that shaped both his time and ours.
PERFORMANCES:Thurs 8/25 at 7pm, Fri 8/26 at 7pm, Sat 8/27 at 7pm, and Sun 8/28 at 2pm.
LENGTH OF SHOW: 2.5 hours with intermission
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
Heather Lee Rogers as KING RICHARD II and others
Jak Watson as KING HENRY IV and others
Megan Lee as KING HENRY V and others
Shannon Stowe* as KING HENRY VI and others
Mackenzie Knapp as KING EDWARD IV and others
Kendra Slack as KING EDWARD V and others
Graham Miles as KING RICHARD III and others
Jack Plowe as KING HENRY VII and others
* Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
STRANGE HARBOR is a Brooklyn-based theater company that develops and produces new plays adapted from classic texts. Our work combines found text with choreographed movement, period music, and both traditional and experimental techniques to create epic and intimate performances. We make the strange familiar and the familiar strange.
Past productions include DMITRI AND THE THREE THOUSAND KOPEKS, based on Fyodor Dostoevskys The Brothers Karamazov, and OR, THE WHALE, based on Herman Melvilles Moby-Dick. Currently in development at IRT: SHE TOOK AWAY HIS HEAD FROM HIM, based on the stories of Judith, a biblical heroine who beheaded the wicked general Holofernes, and Artemisia Gentileschi, a Renaissance artist who dared to paint herself as Judith and her rapist as Holofernes.
Praise for DMITRI AND THE THREE THOUSAND KOPEKS at IRT:
"As a whole, the cast of Dmitri is the strongest Ive seen this year ... Jesse Brenneman is outstanding ... Mackenzie Knapp creates a character that is at once utterly repellent and strangely sympathetic Dmitri and the Three Thousand Kopeks is an extraordinary, exciting piece of theatre; proof that a strong directorial vision and honest performances can go a long way towards performing even the most unperformable piece. [;;;;...];;;; Theres no better use of $18 in New York theatre this week."
Tara Isabella Burton, LitroNY
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IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Office of Council Member Corey Johnson and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
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