Midlantic Theatre Company

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presents

HENRY VI: An Experiment

12 Scenes by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Directed by

CHANELLE BENZ – DAVID PALMER BROWN – GERALD GLACKIN

RODNEY HAKIM – SUSAN McCALLUM

Walkerspace, 46 Walker St., NYC

May 1 through 10, 2008

 

Costume Design SUMMER LEE JACK

Lighting Design JESSICA GREENBERG

Composer/Sound Design HARRIS BOYLE

Fight Choreography JORDAN REEVES

Publicity SCOTTI RHODES

Cast

David Palmer Brown – Josh Thelin – Tom Cox – Larry Weeks

Joe Hamel – Dylan Bluestone – Karl Hanover

Jordan Reeves – Virginia Hammer – Suzanne Hayes

Dan Burkarth – Ben Pologe – Chanelle Benz

HENRY VI: An Experiment is Midlantic Theatre Company’s inaugural production, and it is a curious and ambitious selection. A "distillation" of three of Shakespeare’s plays down to 12 acts staged over about an hour and a half, this may just be the Bard for the attention deficit disorder generation.

As experiments go, HENRY VI is successful in keeping the action moving, though I am not sure that anyone unfamiliar with the overall plots of the components of the trilogy will exit the theater clear about what all has unfolded. A great deal of history, political and personal machinations pass amongst the scenes of the three parts of HENRY VI, but few are significantly enough portrayed here to make a lasting or appropriate impression.

HENRY VI: An Experiment is a bare-bones style production with few props, set pieces or notable costumes. The acting ranges from passable to good, but overall I look forward to seeing what else this group has to offer.

- Kessa De Santis -

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