The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0348 Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Date: Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 23:43:07 +0200
Subject: Austin Shakespeare invites you to a staged reading of Henry IV
Austin Shakespeare invites you to a staged reading of what has been called
Shakespeare's best History Play...
Henry IV part I
directed by Matt Davies
Ballet Austin's Austin Ventures Studio Theatre
501 W. 3rd St. (off San Antonio St.)
Friday-Saturday, June 20-21, 8 pm
AusTix tickets : $12/10 Texasperforms.com, 474-8497
Starring:David Jarrott, Steve Shearer, Marc Pouhe', Lowell Bartholomee, Doug
Taylor, Greg Holt, Aaron Alexander, Beth Burns, Molly McKee, Jill Swanson, David
Boss, Erin Brobruk, Jenny Graven and Justin Scalise.
For two evenings, audiences and actors will join in an imaginative rendition of
this play filled with nobles, rebels and comic characters. Former radio
personality, David Jarrott, brings the jolly, braggart fat man to life as the
legendary Fallstaff. Beth Burns, acclaimed for her delightful romp in Much Ado
about Nothing, returns as Mistress Quickly. Justin Scalise, new-comer to Austin
by way of New Orleans, plays Prince Hal, transforming from party boy to hero
over the course of the adventure. Award winning Austin actor, Steve Shearer,
will play the title King Henry IV, and Marc Pouhe', recent winner of the Austin
Crtics' Table award as Best Actor, portrays the volatile Hospur.
The reading is directed by Matt Davies, most recently seen as Benedick in Austin
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Mr. Davies is a PHD literature student at
the University of Texas, who has decades of experience as an actor on the London
From the Director:"Henry IV yokes together martial, Machiavellian, and madcap
worlds, as opposing lords of majesty and misrule contend for control of a play
that is both a critique and a celebration of a divided Britain."
Austin Shakespeare (formerly Austin Shakespeare Festival), an Austin-based
professional theatre emphasizing plays by William Shakespeare, welcomes
newcomers to Shakespeare as well as enthusiasts to this professional staged reading.
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