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Shakespeare Carolina is Proud to Announce it Will Present Henry V from April 2 to April 11,

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!”  In a rousing opening to the 2015 season, Shakespeare’s powerful history play comes to Uptown Charlotte.  Against all odds, a charismatic young monarch confronted by the ferocity of war proves his worth as a man—and king.  Henry V is Shakespeare’s rallying cry, celebrating the power of language to summon battlefields from thin air and ignite our souls to action.  But far from being a one-man show, Henry V is an ensemble play.  As is Shakespeare’s style, the story follows a variety of characters, French and English, high-born and low-born, through situations dramatic, comedic and romantic.

Shakespeare Carolina will present Henry V in the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square opening April 2, 2015.  One of the most popular of plays written about the history of England, Henry V was first performed in 1599 and originally published in 1600.  It is frequently revived both on stage and screen and contains some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. 

Henry V will be directed by Tony Wright, who directed Julius Caesar for Shakespeare Carolina last season, and Queen Margaret the season prior.  Tony directed numerous Shakespeare plays for the Actors Gym in Charlotte and The Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta.  Henry will be played by Ted Patterson, a veteran of several Shakespeare Carolina productions.  The ensemble of 16 will be comprised of many veteran Company members and a few new faces.

Shakespeare Carolina has been producing plays in North and South Carolina since the late 1990’s.  Recent performances have been at both the outdoor amphitheater and Johnson Theater at Winthrop University; the Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square; the Charlotte Fringe Festival; and on tour.

The Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square is located at 345 N. College Street.  Performances of Henry V are Thursday April 2 at 7:30pm, Friday April 3 at 8pm, Saturday April 4 at 8pm, Wednesday April 8 (Pay What You Can Performance) at 7:30pm, Thursday April 9 at 7:30pm, Friday April 10 at 8pm, Saturday April 11 at 8pm.  Tickets can be reserved at  www.carolinatix.org