Denison Theatre Workshop Presentation Focuses on Sectarian Violence
Posted: November 28, 2005
A workshop presentation of "The Henry Project," a short excerpt adapted from William Shakespeare's "King Henry VI, Part 3" followed by a discussion, is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 3) in the Denison University Burke Black Box Theatre. Holly Cate, visiting assistant professor of theatre, has created and directed this presentation in collaboration with John Sipes, assistant professor of theatre, and Jeff Stone, Vail artist-in-residence, who will provide live music.
Begun over 10 years ago as a way of interpreting the exploding sectarian violence in the former Yugoslavia, The Henry Project has evolved into a meditation on violence. "The Henry Project is about starting a conversation about taking, what I see as humanity's dirty little secret, out of the proverbial closet and asking the audience to examine, 'Is it in you?'" says Cate.
The excerpt from Shakespeare's play will be followed by a round-table discussion on violence with faculty members from the departments of cinema, women's studies, communication, religion, theatre, English and philosophy.
Denison student cast members include: Amanda Conley, Stephen Geering, Evan Hill, Jordan King, Caitlin McCown, Dustin Meltzer, Michael Nowell, Gregory Polsen, John-Henry Scherck, Adam Schreck, Anna Snider and Gonzalo Tuestaalegre. Costumes have been designed by Jessie Kanelos.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Henry Project, an excerpt from Shakespeare's "King Henry VI, Part 3" followed by a round table discussion on violence; 5 p.m., Saturday (Dec. 3), Burke Black Box Theatre. Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6231 to confirm information.
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