An epic two part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy.
Bring Down the House
Adapted by Rosa Joshi and Kate Wisniewski
Directed by Rosa Joshi
January 25, 2017–March 12, 2017
From chaos springs opportunity. No one knows this better than the scheming noble families in the houses of York and Lancaster. The power struggle for the crown of England thunders onstage with an all-female ensemble. From battlefield betrayals to court deceptions, the collapse of a kingdom gets re-imagined in this epic premiere adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy.
Produced in partnership with upstart crow collective.
Part 1: Throne of Treachery
Part 2: Crusade of Chaos
Rosa Joshi (Director), Shawn Ketchum Johnson (Scenic Designer), Christine Tschirgi (Costume Designer), Geoff Korf (Lighting Designer), Roberston Witmer (Sound Designer), Alice Gosti (Choreographer), Bill Blauvelt (Composer), Peter Dylan O’Connor (Fight Choreographer), and Lisa Norman (Text Coach).
Cast (in alphabetical order)
Emma Bjornson (Ensemble/Rutland/Lady Bona), Suzanne Bouchard (Humphrey), Yadira Duarte (Hume/Young Clifford), Sunam Ellis (Eleanor/Son), Amy Fleetwood (Salisbury/Tutor/Father), Peggy Gannon (Ensemble/Cade/Edward), Keiko Green (Buckingham), Sarah Harlett (Beaufort/Richard), Nike Imoru (Warwick), Brenda Joyner (Exeter/Lady Grey), Aishe Keita (Ensemble/Prince Edward), Meg McLynn (Old Clifford/King of France), Mari Nelson (York), Marianne Owen (Humphrey understudy), Betsy Schwartz (Henry VI), Kate Sumpter (Suffolk/George), , Kate Wisniewski (Margaret), Dedra D. Woods (Somerset).