KING HENRY FIVE
SUN 24 JULY at 7:30PMPAC BACKYARD - MANN RACEWAY PLAZA
This summer join Driftwood Theatre for theatre under the stars as they celebrate the return of The Bard’s Bus Tour after a three-year hiatus with an epic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s greatest play cycle, King Henry Five.
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KING HENRY FIVE
This summer, Driftwood Theatre adapts three of Shakespeare’s greatest plays to tell the epic story of the rise and reign of King Henry Five. It’s a comedy, a tragedy, a cautionary tale. It’s a play about family, the ones we inherit and the ones we chose. It’s also set in a modern Outdoor patio-bar. It’s Shakespeare, Driftwood-style.
“It’s a coming of age story,” explains Driftwood Artistic Director Jeremy Smith, “it’s about finding one’s place during a time of great uncertainty and massive world events. As we grow up and learn to navigate our place in the world, we learn to recognize and rely on the communities that surround us.”
Driftwood celebrates this return to live theatre with an imaginative production using only five actors, a puppet, Shakespeare’s poetic text and seven original songs created specifically for this production to tell the story of Henry’s rise from a rogue of the Boar’s Head Tavern to the ruler of a mighty dynasty.
PRAISE FOR DRIFTWOOD THEATRE
“A theatre experience with wit, wonder and a touch of magic.” OnStage
“Driftwood Theatre is changing the conversation around [Shakespeare].” The Toronto Star
“If you haven’t yet discovered the charms and delights of Driftwood Theatre, make this your summer.” Durham This Week
“A great way to spend an evening with your children, picnic baskets and your camping chairs.” Stage Door
“One of the summer’s most enriching theatre experiences.” Slowcity