Henry V - Shaw Festival Theatre

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it:
plunged into the trenches of WWI.
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
July 22 - October 28
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A troop of Canadian soldiers is hunkered down in a dugout during WWI with some copies of Shakespeare’s Henry V for company. As they enter the death-haunted, morally ambiguous world of the play, the play enters theirs. This imaginative spin on Shakespeare is a powerful exploration of what it means — and costs — to fight for king and country.

Technical Credits
By William Shakespeare
Co-directed by Tim Carroll and Kevin Bennett
Designed by Camellia Koo
Lighting designed by Kevin Lamotte
Approximate run time
2 hours and 30 minutes
including one intermission
Age recommendation
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