William Shakespeare's HENRY THE FIFTH
Directed by Alice Stanley & Jane Jongeward
March 9 - 26, 2017
Industry Night: Monday March 20th
At Cohesion's Space at United Evangelical Church - 923 S. East Ave.
Henry The Fifth is Shakespeare's epic tale of one of England's most celebrated kings and the famous battle of Agincourt. When placed in the context of ancient rights and God-given purpose, we see adventure and heroism in Henry’s story. Directors Alice Stanley and Jane Jongeward will seek to strip away this glorified portrayal of the violence of war by setting the piece in backwoods and rolling hills of nineteenth century Appalachia. Drawing on historical family feuds and traditional religious bluegrass music, the production will spur the questions: What is the nature of violence when glory is discounted, and how do we reconcile the long history of violence with faith?
Cohesion Theatre Company seeks to showcase the unity that underlies much of what we consider separate. Society creates distinctions: between classical and new plays, between artistic disciplines, between companies, and between people of different race, class, and gender. CTC will examine these distinctions through the lens of live theatre with the goal of reaching a deeper understanding of what makes us individuals and what makes us all human. Cohesion actively seeks out other theatrical professionals, both individuals and organizations, and encourages cross promotion, co-production, and collaboration in every facet of the work we do.