Friday, July 15, 2011

New York Classical Theatre's "Henry V" Free Public Performance (Ferry Ride to France/Governors Island Included)

Audience entering Castle Clinton
Beginning of the play inside Castle Clinton
Beginning of the play inside Castle Clinton
Cast and audience members boarding the ferry to Governors Island
Audience members boarding the Ferry to Governors island
Cast member aboard Miss Freedom Ferry
The New York Classical Theatre group this evening staged another free performance of Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” The play began in downtown Manhattan's Battery Park at Castle Clinton. The cast and the audience then took a ferry ride with King Henry and his army across the English Channel (New York Harbor) to France (Governors Island) for the staging of the Battle of Agincourt. The production moved around the grounds of Fort Jay, and then finished where it began. Statue Cruises is providing the free ferry as apart of the free River to River Festival. Wristbands for the ferry ride were handed out (two per person) two hours before the play. The cast of 40 included Justin Blanchard as Henry.

Performances are also scheduled for July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 24.

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