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BAM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and The Ohio State University present
King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings
Royal Shakespeare Company
Reckless youth morphs into kingly ambition as the once-wayward Prince Hal takes full command of the crown. In the Royal Shakespeare Company’s culminating chapter of King and Country, Alex Hassell (The Caretaker, 2012 Winter/Spring) reprises his role from Henry IV, bringing infinite nuance and humanity to the mettle-proving sovereign: wrenching self-scrutiny on the eve of battle, tongue-tied ineptitude in the face of love, lingering guilt in the wake of fatherly sin. Director Gregory Doran goes once more unto the breach in the final play of Shakespeare’s epic cycle staged to mark the 600th anniversary of Henry V’s decisive victory in the Battle of Agincourt.
Directed by Gregory Doran
Set design and costume design by Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting design by Tim Mitchell
Music by Paul Englishby
Sound design by Martin Slavin
Movement by Michael Ashcroft
Fights by Terry King
A limited number of $30 onstage cushion seats are available via lottery on TodayTix for all performances of Henry V.*
Winners are selected four hours before curtain on the day of each performance.
*Excludes April 3 King & Country Benefit evening. Onstage cushion seats are temporary chairs situated on the floor of the stage. Please note there is no late seating for cushion seat ticketholders, and food and drink, including water bottles and BAM in-theater cups, are strictly prohibited.
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