Henry VIII

By William Shakespeare 
Directed by Paul Mullins
Begins October 15

This rarely-produced play about one of history’s most well-known monarchs and the first two of his six wives depicts a young Henry obsessed with producing an heir to carry on his legacy. This epic pageant play focuses on the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, culminating in the birth of England’s future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare’s great patron and Henry’s fierce and very female heir.

I have ventur’d,
Like little wanton boys that swim on bladders,
This many summers in a sea of glory,
But far beyond my depth.

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