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The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift
353 Studios
New York, NY
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The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift
Bad Quarto brings the earliest printed version of William Shakespeare's Henry V to life this April in New York City. For the first time in 400 years, this shorter, more fast paced version of Henry V will be played on stage in its entirety using both Shakespearean rehearsal and staging conditions.

The weight of the English crown but freshly set upon his head, King Harry plans an invasion of France to secure an ancient claim to that throne, and better keep the peace at home. But with only a quarter of the English army behind him, it will take a miracle, or a military genius, to bring anyone home alive.

The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift will play as follows as Studios 353, at 353 W. 48th St. (2nd Floor) in New York:

Saturday, April 12, Studio B: 8 PM
Sunday, April 13, Studio 1: 2 PM
Friday, April 18, Studio 1: 8 PM
Saturday, April 19, Studio 1: 8 PM
Saturday, April 26, Studio 1: 8 PM
Sunday, April 27, Studio 1: 2 PM

Pre-sale tickets are $15 online, and $20 at the door ($10 with student ID). House and box office will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. For more information, please contact our box office at (802) 473-1801, or

Performed using universal lighting, live acoustic music, cross-gendered casting, and other conventions of the early modern stage, Bad Quarto's production is fast and fun for those who love Shakespeare, and those who are a little bit afraid of him. Whether you've seen Henry V before, or this is your first production, audiences are sure to find something new in this 90 minute cut of Shakespeare's play, created by Shakespeare's acting company, that hasn't seen the light of a stage since the sixteenth century.

Founded in 2010, Bad Quarto Productions is devoted to bringing the forgotten plays of the English renaissance to life. With The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift, we are pleased to present another one of the "bad quarto" plays dismissed by early twentieth century scholars as corruptions of Shakespeare's vision. We believe these plays more closely capture the spirit of the English Renaissance than the versions that scholars have long preferred, and through them we can liberate Shakespeare from the classroom and give his works back to the people.

ELISE WILLIAMS (King Henry) is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire and still new to New York City! Some of her favorite roles have included Masha in Chekhov's Three Sisters, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Anna in Pinter's Old Times and the Teenage Greek Chorus in How I Learned to Drive. She is very excited to be playing Henry and would like to thank her family and friends for their support and Tony for this opportunity. More information on Elise can be found on her website at

RACHEL DRAYKE (Kate, Boy, Messenger, Gloster) is a recent graduate of Pace University. Look for her in the upcoming film Searching for Faith and the NY premiere of The Butterfly's Day. Rachel loves dogs, dinosaurs, and Dunkin Donuts. Many thanks to my friends and family!

JOSEPH REECE (Bardolfe/2 Soldier/Dolphin/Gebon/Warwick) is thrilled to be performing in his first Shakespeare since moving to New York City last August. NYC: Laertes in Fortinbras (Ophelia Theatre Group) Kansas City: Ferdinand in The Tempest (Relevance Productions), Robert in The Drowsy Chaperone (UCM), Jay in Lost in Yonkers (UCM) Film: Luke in Here's to Wishing I had my Cats at the Rapture (What!?roductions) BFA Performance: University of Central Missouri; Thanks to family and friends for their unmitigated support, and Tony for tackling this bold production.

CASSIE WOOD (Burbon, Salisburie, 1 Soldier, Governor, Massham, Bishop) is a recent implant to Brooklyn and is so excited to be performing with Bad Quarto for the first time! Past endeavors include Touchstone (As You Like it/Hudson Shakespeare), Hermia and Puck (Midsummer/Unseam'd Shakespeare), Julia (Two Gents/ Unseam'd Shakespeare), The Clown (Paggliacci/Amore Opera), and Tweety Bird (Looney Tunes Dance Off/Six Flags). She's a proud Musical Theater graduate from Point Park University. She also is an accomplished piano and ukulele player. Cassie would like to thank her parents and boyfriend, Josh, for continuing support and occasional cookies.

JONATHAN HENDRICKSON (Pistoll, Ambassador) is a New York-based actor and director. Favorite NY Acting Credits include The Lower Depths, People Will Talk, the world premiere of Charles Mee's The Four Seasons, Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy, Children of Paradise: A Play With Mime, and Godforsaken. Directing Credits include Threshold with the Boston Circus Guild and Hamletmachine, Medeamaterial, and The Dining Room while in college. Jonathan studied at Tufts University and the Accademia dell'Arte.

DEREK PERUO (York, Cambridge, Lord, France, Flewellen) focuses on classic plays and heightened language like Shakespeare, Molière and Beaumarchais. Derek appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, Iphigenia In Tauris, Life's a Dream, Kosi Dasa, Machinal, and Man of La Mancha. He also appeared off-Broadway as Doofus in the premiere production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Snow Angel. Derek was a Recognized Actor/Combatant by the Society of American Fight Directors and a member of Chicago Stunt Works for several years. Film credits include In Therapy, The Day Job, Table Stakes, Hobo Magic: The Taylor Horner Story, Uso Dakara (Because It's a Lie) and Upper Eastern Philosophy. Derek went to the School of Performing Arts at LaGuardia High School in New York, and received his BFA in acting from DePaul University. He has studied Commedia dell'Arte, Feldenkrais, Lecoq, and sword fighting. He loves laughter.

JOE HETTERLY (Orleance, Nim, Gray, 3 Soldier) would like to thank God for blessing him with such an amazing opportunity. He is currently attending Marymount Manhattan College as a BFA Acting major. He has recently been seen on The Weathervane Repertory Theatre and Marymount Manhattan College stage.

SARALYNN EVENSON (Allice / Herald / Frenchman / Constable / Hostess) - Favorite past roles include Witch - Into the Woods, Helena - Midsummer Night's Dream and Martha - Secret Garden. SaraLynn has always enjoyed her many experiences in musical theatre & dance, and while less versed in Shakespeare, feels inspired by both Tony's and Derek's passion for this project. She is very much looking forward to learning and playing! Much thanks to Tony for his constant mentorship over the years and for this new collaborative experience! SaraLynn is also currently acting in the new musical, Rock On! opening this spring in NYC.


TONY TAMBASCO (Director) is excited to be working with such an excellent team on one of his favorite plays. Tony holds an MFA and an M.Litt from the American Shakespeare Center's partner program with Mary Baldwin College. He has previously directed Bad Quarto's productions of The Merry Devil of Edmonton, and The Ballad of Dido, and most recently The SantaLand Diaries. Some other favorites include As You Like It with Newark, OH's Weathervane Playhouse and Closer with Burlington, VT's Catalyst Theatre Co. Thanks to the Cronicle Historie company for all their work and dedication, and to his friends and family for all their love and support.

S.M. PAYSON (Stage Manager) is pleased to join Bad Quarto's production of The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift. Payson is a New York based Stage and Production Manager who has trained both in the United States and in Europe with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Payson's past credits include Festen and Whistling Psyche at the Almeida (UK), as the Associate PM for the TYA tour FoodPlay Productions, as well as Peter and the Starcatcher and Murder for Two in NYC. She would like to thank Tony for bringing her to Bad Quarto. She also sends all her love to Dave, she wouldn't be here without his continuous love and patience.

Beth Bois-Fowdle (Costumer) is excited to join Bad Quarto for The Cronicle Historie of Henry the Fift. Some of her favorite previous costume work includes productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Threepenny Opera, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She sends all her love to her husband Lawson, and their three daughters Jaina, Gwynn, and Briar.


353 Studios (View)
353 West 48th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036
United States


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