Freehold Presents: The Flower of England’s Face: William Shakespeare’s Henry IV  / Adapted by Reginald André Jackson, Directed by Robin Lynn Smith
Shows at University of Washington’s Penthouse Theatre:
(NE 45th St & 17th Ave. NE – UW Entrance)
July 12 – 19 at 8:00 pm (no show on July 15).
July 13 and July 20 at 4:00 pm
Tickets are Pay What You Can but reservations are requested through Brown Paper Tickets.

Freehold will tour “The Flower of England’s Face: William Shakespeare’s Henry IV” directed by Freehold Artistic Director Robin Lynn Smith, to unique locations across the greater Puget Sound area, June 30 – July 20, 2014.

“The Flower of England’s Face: William Shakespeare’s Henry IV” looks at the human ability and necessity to reinvent ourselves; and the human resilience and courage it takes to break out of conventional expectations.

When asked what called her to tell this story of Henry IV for this year’s tour, director Robin Lynn Smith, responded:

“I am continually surprised somehow that at every stage of our lives we are challenged to crash / burn and start over in a new, uncertain phase. I keep thinking I should be finished! Aging, loss, grief are great and formidable teachers.

In Henry IV, both the public and private worlds are going through ground shaking transition. The Kingdom, coming off of revolt and civil war, is in a very precarious state; just as the characters are facing individual instability, and having to reinvent themselves.”

The performances will be staged with live music and a score composed by Gino Yevdjevich of Kultur Shock. Gino is the lead vocalist and songwriter for Kultur Shock, an international touring band that resists nationalism, religious hate, and wars, which has played throughout the US and are also staples of the European and Russian club and festival circuit. Musicians: Beth Fleenor, Whitney Lyman, Gino Yevdjevich


In 1939 Joe Kavalier smuggles himself, Houdini-style, out of Nazi-occupied Prague and reappears in New York to live with his cousin, Sammy Clay. It’s the golden age of comic books and the ambitious pair—the storyteller and the artist—invent the perfect superhero for America on the brink of the Second World War. Chabon’s tale of escape, transformation, magic, and moxie is a modern-day epic­—Book-It will present this novel as a theatrical event complete with dinner break.

Book by Michael Chabon
Abridged Stage Version by Jeff Schwager
Directed by Myra Platt

Music by Michael Owcharuk
Performed by Owcharuk (piano / accordion)  & Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice)
June 10 – July 13, 2014* (Fleenor will perform through July 10, 2014)

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