Shakespeare in the Park – Henry V
Activities: Culture & Museums
The Logos Players, in association with Dolphin Players and Liberty Theatre, are proud to announce the second annual Shakespeare in the Park. Under the direction of John Beane, Henry V will be performed in Mingus Park on July 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free.
Bring a midday feast and enjoy the Green Show at 2:30 pm. Featured Green Show performers include The Fipples, a local recorder ensemble with repertoire from the medieval, renaissance, and baroque eras; also Side of the Tide Morris Dance Troupe specializing in 16th century dances from the English-Welsh border.
Then at 3:00 pm, a local 28-member cast will share the tale of Henry V. The play is set in England in the early fifteenth century as young King Henry V assumes the throne. Several bitter civil wars have left the people of England restless and dissatisfied. In order to gain the respect of the English people and the court, Henry must live down his wild adolescent past, when he used to consort with thieves and drunkards at the Boar’s Head Tavern on the seedy side of London. The play focuses on the Battle of Agincourt – Battle scenes! Swords! Action! Mingus Park will explode with righteous victories and unbridled heroics.
The production is being made possible thanks to generous grants from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and Coos County Cultural Coalition. The Logos Players was established in 2009. Formed to provide uplifting, quality performances which support local nonprofit organizations, the group has donated over $28,000 in ticket sale proceeds to local charitable organizations since its inception. For more information, visit our website coosbayshakespeare.org