Entering its eighth season, The Edge Productions is bringing an all-female production of William Shakespeare’s Henry V from Windsor to Ottawa. The tour is traveling to more traditional venues but the show is also performing, for free, at youth treatment centres and in a female prison. The show opens this weekend in Windsor (June 1-3) at SHO Studios.
Henry IV is dead and Hal is now King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Touted by some as “Shakespeare’s action movie”, our all-female production is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic war allowing us to focus in on the snap decisions of youth and Hals journey to become a worthy leader. With 25 roles, played by 8 women, this is going to be a creative and action packed trek through the battlefield – challenging perceptions and subverting expectations.
The complete cast of Henry V includes Robin Luckwaldt (Henry), Àine Donnelly (Fluellen, Grey, Alice), Celeste Maria Fiallos (Pistol, Scroop, Orleans), Marina Gomes (Gower, Cambridge, French Soldier/Mr Fer), Arielle Zamora (Exeter, French Governor, Bates), Olivia Ridpath (Westmoreland, Katherine, Constable, Boy), Rebecca Lashmar (Dauphin, Burgundy, Williams), & Janine Marley (Montjoy, French Ambassador, Herald, Messenger, King of France).
Directed by The Edge Productions Founding Artistic Director, Miriam Goldstein, this production is touring from June 1st-June 15th, 2018. Set Design by Nathanial Cedroni, Costume Design by Jacqueline Karabatsos, & Lighting Design by Nathanial Cedroni & Morgan Corbett-Collins.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 students & arts attendance discount.
The Edge Productions was founded in 2010 to help create a paid artistic opportunity for regional artists living in Windsor, ON. It has morphed and grown into an independent company that hires artists from all over Ontario. With a focus on making socially relevant work, The Edge produces shows that examine the human experience, in any form that may take.
WINDSOR- SHO Studios – June 1st, 2nd, 3rd
KINGSTON – The Tett Centre – June 7th
TORONTO – The Attic Arts Hub – June 8th & 9th
HAMILTON – The Staircase Theatre – June 10th
OTTAWA – McNabb Recreation Centre – June 11th
ST. THOMAS – Princess Avenue Playhouse – June 15th
(Show dates still being added)