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Muse of Fire Theatre Company will present Shakespeare’s play “Henry V” at 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 23, near the Rotary globe in Ladd Arboretum, near the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. Everyone is invited to spread out a picnic blanket or bring a lounge chair and travel back to King Henry’s England and the battlefields of 15th-century France.
“Henry V” tells the story of silver-tongued young king who takes his country to war. It is a tale of integrity and virtue, of corruption and despair, of conquerors and cowards – recounted in some of the most stirring speeches in the English language. This open-air production, which will not use formal sets, lighting or sound equipment, encourages both actors and audiences to use their imaginations and creativity as the story unfolds.
“Henry V” is directed by Jemma Alix Levy and co-sponsored by the City of Evanston’s Parks/Forestry, Recreation and Facilities Management departments.
Performances are free and open to all ages. Run time is about two hours. Seating is open and unlimited. In case of rain, the show will be cancelled. Free parking is available at the Ecology Center. For more information, call 847-707-8632 or go to www.museoffire.webs.com.