Henry V by William Shakespeare
A look back at SummerStage 2015…
Sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union – Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis.
Featuring sculptural installation “Jabberwocky” by Alison Hiltner. Photo credit Cheryl Van Stockum.
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Director Kathi E.B. Ellis and Josephine Sculpture Park Artistic Director, Melanie VanHouten announce an all-female version of “Henry V”, sponsored by the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, which will be performed June 11-13 & 18-20 at 7p.m. each evening at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort, KY.
Josephine SummerStage is a unique partnership between the visual and performing arts. This year’s production introduces Minneapolis-based sculptor Alison Hiltner to JSP where she will be in residence the week of May 17 to create this year’s sculpture. She joins VanHouten and Ellis (Louisville) together with Sound Designer Phyllis Free (Atlanta, GA) who have been part of the core creative team since the 2011 inception of SummerStage. 2012 costume designer Lindsay Chamberlin (Louisville) returns to the production as do Megan Burnett (Louisville) as voice coach (who studied at Shakespeare’s Globe in London), independent artist Lee Look (Louisville) as fight choreographer, stage manager Lauren Camargo (Lexington) and music coordinator Paul T. Carney (Louisville). Joining the production staff for the first time is assistant stage manager Christophe Leong (Louisville) who was part of the acting company in 2014.
Each Josephine SummerStage production is grounded in the natural landscape of the park and also foregrounds the natural world, embracing the outdoor environment in which the story unfolds. In the year of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, this all-female “Henry V” explores the costs of war at home and abroad through the lens of the Vietnam War and through the voices of women. Hiltner’s vivid evocation of the east combined with Free’s period western music and simulated eastern motifs transport the audience to a specific time and place while Shakespeare’s text reminds of us the universal issues of warfare.
The acting company includes returning performers Lynne Chenault (Shelbyville), and Meg Caudill, Erica McClure, (Louisville); Alana Ghent (Lexington) and Frankfort students Natalie Dufour and Annabelle Renshaw. Joining the company for the first time are Frankfort newcomer Megan Hawley, Louisville area-based performers Megan Burnett, Hallie Dizdarevic and Chelsea Skalski; Alice Jones (Richmond); Western Kentucky students Julia Badger and Kirsten Kellersberger; Mandi Hutchins (Borden, IN); and Megan Adair (New Albany, IN).
Audience members are encouraged to arrive early in the evening to picnic & explore the grounds of Josephine Sculpture Park. Take the opportunity to view more than forty sculptures & murals on exhibition, and bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc. for a comfortable evening of Shakespeare under the stars. The park entrance is located at 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd, Frankfort, KY. JSP is less than three miles south of I64; parallel to US HWY 127S.
The Kentucky Employees Credit Union proudly supports the arts in our community and returns to Josephine SummerStage as title sponsor for the fourth year. Additional production support comes from the KY Arts Council and area businesses and organizations.
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And check out footage from Seasons 1-4 below…