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TICKET INFORMATION
US Premiere
Kings of War
Nov 3—Nov 6, 2016
Theater

By William Shakespeare
Toneelgroep Amsterdam
Directed by Ivo van Hove

 

Three kings. Three impeccably pressed suits. In director Ivo van Hove’s (Antigone, 2015 Next Wave; Angels in America, 2014 Next Wave) clever merging of the plays Henry V, Henry VI Parts I, II & III, and Richard III, three Bardian power players enter the fluorescent-lit corridors of the present. On a set divided between modern war chamber and its antiseptic back rooms, autocrats debate national security over Scotch while handheld cameras pry into their drug-fueled binges behind the scenes. Soliloquies turn into media spectacles as Van Hove offers this nuanced character study of Shakespeare’s volatile kings, each tasked with making big decisions with egos, and lives, at stake. 

ON SALE DATES
SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE
Mon Jun 06
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Mon Jun 13
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SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Mon Jul 25
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Mon Aug 01
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LANGUAGE
In Dutch with English titles
RUN TIME
4hrs 23min with intermission
VENUE
TICKET INFO
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $21
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $30
“...textured and full of life...it highlights the way in which the misuse of power leads to greater abuses, and how often our leaders’ self-importance and desire for legacy can undo both them and us.”
— The Guardian (UK)
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“Van Hove’s compression of the histories is a timely reminder that across the centuries, Shakespeare’s knowledge of the human heart remains unwithered by age, unstaled by familiarity.”
— The Telegraph
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