New York City’s Shakespeare in the Square presents the Bard’s most thrilling history play, HENRY V on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7pm. $15 per ticket.
Founded in 2010, SHAKESPEARE IN THE SQUARE is a company dedicated to performing classics to the hilt. SITS has produced ten of Shakespeare’s plays in Washington Square Park. Their first indoor production, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, ran for four weeks at The Gym at Judson, an Off-Broadway theatre across the street from their outdoor stage. SITS Company Members have worked on Broadway (The Heidi Chronicles, This is Our Youth), Off-Broadway (Punchdrunk, Theatre for a New Audience), TV (“Law and Order,” “The Affair” on Showtime), and Regional Theater (Signature Theatre, American Shakespeare Center). When they’re not performing, Company Members also teach workshops and classes at schools up and down the East Coast. To learn more about Shakespeare in the Square, visit www.shakespeareinthesquare.com.
Henry V will be played by Anthony Vaughn Merchant. Anthony has spent 15 years working in theatre. After receiving his Bachelors degree from Cal State Stanislaus he continued on to the University of Missouri Kansas City where he received a Masters degree in both acting and directing. Finally, he came to New York where he has worked consistently for the past several years. Anthony has become recognized for his work especially in regards to Shakespearean plays. He has been nominated for an Adelco award for his work on The Tempest. He is a proud member of Epic Theatre Ensemble, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Less Than Rent and Shakespeare in the Square. Anthony can also be seen on screen, having worked with Hulu, HBO, Netflix and most recently USA.
“Washington Square Park is never more alive and enchanting than when these merry, nimble players are at work there. Shakespeare smiles.” – Terrence McNally