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by William Shakespeare adapted by Patrick Dooley directed by Patrick Dooley

Please don't be confused if you see some suspicious dramatis personae like Falstaff of Henry IV. I have edited in some scenes that I feel will give our '90s audience a richer understanding of the characters and situations in Henry V proper. Shakespeare's audience would be familiar with Prince Hal's drinking buddies in Eastcheap, the tension that created with his father, and the tenuous claim his family had to the crown. We cannot in the two hours (and twenty minutes) traffic of our stage present the entire trilogy...but we can give you a taste.

Opened: September 13, 1997
Performed: Thursday & Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Performed At: La Val's Subterranean Theatre, 1834 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley
Closed: October 25, 1997

Dylan Kussman, who played King Henry V, asked me one afternoon when we were about to kick off rehearsals, "Are you ready to get scared? 'Cause I'm fuckin' scared." All of us went after that play and, as far as I'm concerned, we tore it up. Period.

Reid Davis as Dauphin, Scroop & Williams
Beth Donohue as Bedford, Bardolph, Alice & Fluellen
Michael Frassinelli as Exeter & Bales
Dylan Kussman* as Henry V
Richard Reinholdt as Falstaff, Westmoreland, Bourbon & Governor of Harfluer
Michael Storm as Gloucester, Henry IV, Pistol & French King
Kara Tsiaperas as Canterbury, Constable, York & Queen Isabel
Marin Van Young as Mistress Quickly, Grey, Katherine & French Soldier
Nahid Varjavand as Ely, Boy, Cambridge, Erpingham & Salisbury
Dan Wolf as Montjoy, Nym, Court & Burgundy
*appears courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association

Patrick Dooley, director
Michael Frassinelli, set construction
Ringit Gürlich, costume design and construction
P.J. Sonnichsen, sound design
Benjamin Lovejoy, graphic design
Toby Sticpewich, crown construction
Patrick Dooley, artistic director

Julie Chase for SF Weekly
Andrew Vennekotter for The Daily Californian
Christopher Hawthorne for The East Bay Express

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