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Watch Shakespeare's 'Henry V' at Saint Mary's College April 3-6

The Moreau Center for the Arts at St. Mary's College (Notre Dame, Indiana) will host William Shakespeare's Henry V on April 3-6th, 2014. The Department of Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre presents this performance.

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These performances will be held in the Little Theatre of Moreau Center. The April 3, 4, and 5 performances take place at 7:30 p.m, and the April 6 performance will be held at 2:30 p.m.

The entirely-female cast of 24 includes students, faculty members, and members of the South Bend community. Tickets are $8 for Saint Mary's, Holy Cross College, and Notre Dame students, $10 for faculty and staff, $12 for seniors, and $13 for adults.

Henry V is the conclusion to Shakespeare's tetralogy of historical plays that also includes Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, and Henry IV Part 2. In the previous three plays, audiences were introduced to the immature Prince Hal. In Henry V, Prince Hal has recently been crowned king. As King Henry V, Prince Hal is determined, responsible, and ready to conquer neighboring France. He faces a treacherous plot and the mockery of France's Dauphin.

The college describes its play like this:

" The production concept is highly theatrical and relies heavily on the same ideas that shakespeare used in creating the original play. During the prologue he states that there is no way that a small band of actors can tell so big a story. So, we have to rely on the imagination of the audience to 'Deck our kings, move them here and there, and turn the work of many years into an hourglass.'

"The only music in the show is created by drums and percussion instruments of various kinds. One of the designers described it as Henry V meets Stomp."

Click here to purchase tickets online, or call the Moreau Center box office at (574) 284-4626. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Other Events:

Tonight, St. Mary's College presents a screening and panel discussion of the film 12 Years a Slave beginning at 5 p.m. This event takes place in Carroll Auditorium of Madaleva Hall. (View campus map.) The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served before the screening and before the panel discussion.

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