Henry V

April 29

June 15, 2014

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Christopher Luscombe

Highly production capitalizes on all the virtues of Shakespeare's play.

Chicago Sun-Times

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The Play

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!” In a rousing finale to the 2014 season, Shakespeare’s powerful history play takes center stage in our magnificent Courtyard Theater for the very first time. Acclaimed British director Christopher Luscombe, whose work has been featured at the Royal Shakespeare Company, sheds new light on the Bard’s legendary coming-of-age story. Against all odds, a charismatic young monarch confronted by the ferocity of war proves his worth as a man—and king. Henry V is Shakespeare’s rallying cry, celebrating the power of language to summon battlefields from thin air and ignite our souls to action.



Video: Henry V Montage

Gallery: Henry V

Audio: Henry V: Preamble by Regina Buccola


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Henry V richly embodied the contradictions of its own time and still invokes a range of thought on war, leadership and national identity.
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This free series of audience enrichment programs offers introductory and in-depth studies of ideas embodied in the play.
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Access Shakespeare

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The Players

Creative Team

Christopher Luscombe Director

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Mariann Verheyen Costume Design

Philip Rosenberg Lighting Design

Lindsay Jones Sound Design and Original Music

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer


Jack Bauer Messenger, Soldier, Tapster

Erik Burke Messenger, Soldier, Tapster

Patrick Clear Bishop of Ely, Erpingham, Duke of Burgundy

Joe Flynn Jamy, Duke of Gloucester

Matt Frye Messenger, Soldier, Tapster

Kevin Gudahl Duke of Exeter

Nicholas Harazin Earl of Cambridge, Earl of Grandpré, Monsieur le Fer

Harry Judge King Henry V

Nik Kmiecik Messenger, Soldier, Tapster

David Lively Archbishop of Canterbury, Constable of France, Governor of Harfleur

Adam Marcantoni Messenger, Soldier, Tapster

Larry Neumann Jr. Nym, Duke of Orléans

James Newcomb Fluellen, French Ambassador

Steve O'Connell Earl of Westmorland, Gower

Caleb Probst Duke of York, Herald

Cody Proctor Grey, Bates

Kevin Quinn Boy

Laura Rook Princess Katherine

Samuel Taylor The Dauphin, Macmorris

Demetrios Troy Scroop, Montjoy

Bret Tuomi Bardolph, Williams

Greg Vinkler King Charles VI, Pistol

Brian Warren Messenger, Soldier, Tapster

Sally Wingert Hostess, Alice

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