Presented by the Wichita Shakespeare Company
The Wichita Shakespeare Company (WSC) opens its 2017 Shakespeare-in- the-Park series with “Henry V.” Shakespeare’s best known History play features such famous speeches as “Once more into the breech…” and St. Crispin’s Day (“We few, we happy few, we band of Brothers..”).
The play is directed by first-time WSC director Abri Geist-Dennis. While a new director to us, Dennis has been a featured actress in several past WSC productions. The large impressive cast she has assembled for this production includes Trevor Farney as Henry, Matt Gurley as Pistol, Elizabeth Anderson as Exeter, and Claire Wehry as the Dauphin. Others in the cast include Alison Bridget Chambers, Cat Connolly, Jewell Martinez, John Lloyd Stafford III, Heather Miller, Amy Shelden, Vonda Schuster, Jerry Wehry, Dan Schuster, Kevin Sowers, Erin Kay Warry-Reed, Janet Davis, Jeremy Buoy, Cora O’Brien, and Amanda Denning.
Shakespeare-in- the-Park will return to the very popular Central Riverside, Harvest, and College Hill Parks in Wichita. Parks in Andover, Park City, and Derby will complete the tour. Additionally, a special indoor performance will be held at the Wichita Scottish Rite Center. All shows will begin at 7:00 pm, with an approximate running time of one hour and forty-five minutes. As always, the play is performed free to all audiences but donations are accepted and appreciated. Those attending the park performances are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and, of course, bug spray. (Note: Seating will be provided for the indoor performance).
In the event of inclement weather, there will be a message posted at 6 pm on the WSC line (316-655- 2017) alerting if the show has been cancelled for that evening. Exact park and performance locations and dates are as follows:
June 9th …College Hill Park, Wichita
June 10th …Hap McLean Park, Park City
June 11th …Andover Sports Park
June 16th …College Hill Park, Wichita
June 17th …Harvest Park, Wichita
June 18th … Central Riverside Park, Wichita
June 23rd …Central Riverside Park, Wichita
June 24th …High Park, Derby
June 25th …Wichita Scottish Rite Center
For additional information regarding this show or press release, contact Abri Geist-Dennis at (316) 393-4686. Additionally, check out our website at www.wichitashakespearecompany.org or find and “like” us on www.facebook.com.
Shipwrecked on a strange shore, the young heroine Viola disguises herself as a man – that of her presumed dead twin brother. Comic love triangles ensue in one of Shakespeare’s best comedies.
Fri Sept 8 – Central Riverside Park, Wichita
Sat Sept 9 – Harvest Park, Wichita
Sun Sept 10 – Andover Sports Park, Andover
Fri Sept 15 – College Hill Park, Wichita
Sat Sept 16 – Hap McLean Park, Park City
Sun Sept 17 – Central Riverside Park, Wichita
Fri Sept 22 – College Hill Park, Wichita
Sat Sept 23 – High Park, Derby
Sun Sept 24 – Wichita Scottish Rite