ACU theatre presents Shakespeare's "Henry V"

For immediate release
June 4, 1999

Shakespeare's hot!

As the public rides a Shakespearean wave of movies such as "Elizabeth," "Shakespeare in Love" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (released on May 14), Abilene Christian University thespians will bring Shakespeare's "Henry V" to life through an outdoor stage production June 10-12 at Beauchamp Amphitheater on the ACU campus.

Plays will start at 8:30 p.m. each evening, and they are open to the public free of charge. ACU's Theatre Department is able to offer the Abilene area community this production at no cost because of a grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council and the Ann Bradshaw Stokes Foundation.

Outdoor summer Shakespeare productions have come to be a tradition at ACU known as the Summer Shakespeare Festival. The community is invited and encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets and stadium chairs to Beauchamp Amphitheater at the base of the Tower of Light. (The ACU campus is alcohol- and tobacco-free.)

In this Shakespearean work, a young King Henry of England leads his English troops against the French in the Battle of Agincourt. Adam Hester, chair of ACU's Theatre Department, directs the production, and Steven Pounders, assistant professor of theatre, embraces the role of Henry V.


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Last update: June 4, 1999
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