Shakespeare’s Henry V Trimmed to 100 Minutes and Played by Seven Actors
WASHINGTON—Barabbas Theatre Company, which made its debut at the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival with Alexandra Petri’s Never Never, takes a classical turn for the 2016 festival, presenting H5x7, Kevin O’Connell’s faithful-but-shorter adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Life of King Henry V.
H5x7 takes its cue from the play’s Chorus, who urges the audience to use its imagination to aid the players in portraying the momentous events of King Harry’s campaign for the French crown during the Hundred Years’ War. In that spirit, seven actors–four men and three women–will play 30 roles, aided by the simplest of sets, props, and costumes. The siege at Harfleur, the antics of the Eastcheap crew, the glorious and terrible Battle of Agincourt, and Harry’s wooing of France’s Princess Katharine will all be brought to life through the skill of the ensemble cast and your willingness to “eke out our performance with your mind.”
What: The World Premiere of H5x7 at the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival
Featuring: Director and Adaptor: Kevin O’Connell; Cast: Lizzi Albert, Kevin Dykstra, Vince Eisenson, Peter Holdway, Rachel Manteuffel, Elana Michelle, Seth Rosenke
Where and When: H5x7 will be performed at the Eastman Studio Theatre at Gallaudet University at the following times:
Saturday, July 9, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 12, 6:15 pm
Saturday, July 16, 1:00 pm
Sunday, July 17, 8:30 pm
Friday, July 22, 9:45 pm
Sunday, July 24, 3:45 pm
Photos: For high resolution photos related to H5x7 please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barabbas Theatre Press Contact: Kevin O’Connell, 301-351-1358, email@example.com
Capital Fringe Press Contact: Laura Gross, 202-695-8223, firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter Handle: @barabbastheatre
Official Hashtags: #h5x7, #capfringe16, #CapFringeSoldOut
About Barabbas Theatre: Barabbas Theatre, a DC-area company, is dedicated to producing excellent theatre that causes people to think and feel. We want to inspire our audience to gain insights into the human condition, and we believe the best way for a theatre company to do that is to present compelling, entertaining, and intelligent dramas and comedies. Above all, we are guided by the pursuit of artistic excellence.
About Capital Fringe: At Capital Fringe our focus is on expanding audience’s appetites for independent theatre, music, art, dance and unclassifiable forms of live performance and visual art. Capital Fringe is a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together. Capital Fringe thrives on amplifying the vibrancy of DC’s independent arts community and enriches the lives of those who reside, work and visit here.