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4.0 / 5 Rated by 25 members
Review from Dee
12 events 4 reviews

The King was great--which is good as the play rests on his shoulders. Narrator was enthusiastic and diction was good and clear. Didn't like all the green-shirted interns visible. The fight choreography was great!! We had a perfect evening,nice...continued

reviewed Jul 15 2011 report as inappropriate
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Red Velvet 167 events 48 reviews

Very well done. Acting is superb. Planes overhead interfere from time to time.

reviewed Aug 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea L
212 events 104 reviews

The venue is lovely, and the staff equally so.

The actor portraying Henry V was excellent in general.

The use of the stage space was good, and the costuming made it pretty clear who was who, in a battle. When you are on a low budget and...continued

reviewed Jul 17 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

On Sunday, July 24 and August 7, OPFT will present Family Days, with Shakespearian and Medieval fun for the entire family. Starting at 4:30pm on each of these days, there will be crafts, performances, stage combat demonstrations, and other activities relating to the mainstage plays, with a 6:00pm performance of the play, preceded by a kid-friendly synopsis given by one of the characters.

Description

Directed by Kevin Theis

Kevin Theis has directed four previous productions for Festival Theatre – Picnic, Robin Hood, Cyrano de Bergerac, and the touring company’s production of Shakespeare: Scenes, Sonnets and Songs. As a performer, he has appeared in a number of OPFT shows, most recently as Frank in Faith Healer, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, and George in Of Mice and Men. Other directing credits include last summer’s Michigan Shakespeare Festival production of Comedy of Errors, as well as productions at Lifeline Theatre, City Lit, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, CT20 Ensemble, and Seanachai Theatre, where he is an ensemble member. Theis has been nominated for three Joseph Jefferson awards for his directing work.

Theis says about this play: “Henry V remains one of literature’s most profound and complex meditations on both the horror and the unfortunate necessity of war. Inspiring, heartbreaking, ruthless, and uplifting, this play showcases everything that a patriot and a warrior can represent."

The cast of 21 is led by Dennis Grimes as King Henry, Belinda Bremner as the Chorus, Aaron Christensen as Pistol, and OPFT artistic director Jack Hickey as Fluellen.

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