By William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Mullins
Begins October 15
This rarely-produced look at 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. Mr. Mullins’ stream-lined version of this epic pageant play, focuses on the tug-of-wars between church and state and husband and wife, climaxing in the birth of England’s future Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare’s great patron and Henry’s fierce and very female heir. This production affords audiences the chance to see Shakespeare’s final play here for the first time in almost 30 years.
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.