“Brilliant…fresh, witty and thoughtful…a total triumph." - Montgomery Advertiser
It’s 1942, and there’s a problem at Oberon Playhouse - with the director and leading men all off at war, it looks like the season will be cancelled. That is until a determined and passionate group of ladies rally the troops at home and set out to put on an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. An increasingly unexpected team is assembled, with a hilariously desperate array of thoughts and ideas, but united in desire. This delightful and moving backstage comedy examines the power of art to bring us together, even in the hardest of times.
Into the Breeches!
NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Maggie Dalton -Dana Schultes*
Celeste Fielding -Emily Scott Banks*
Ellsworth Snow -Bradley Campbell*
Winifred Snow -Judy Keith
Stuart Lasker -Mark Shum*
Ida Green -Rita Kotey
June Bennett -Cate Stuart**
Grace Richards -Laura Lyman Payne**
*Member, Actors Equity Association **Equity Membership Candidate
Director - Joanne Zipay+
Assistant Director - Alle Malia Mims
Stage Manager - Tiffany Cromwell*
Assistant Stage Manager - Jasmine Mesre
Set Designer - Donna Marquet
Costume Designer - Laurie Land
Lighting Designer - Amanda West
Sound Designer - Maddie Morris
Prop Designer - Lynn Lovett
+Member SDC, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
*Member, Actors Equity Association
George Brant received his MFA in Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. His plays include Grounded, Marie and Rosetta, Elephant’s Graveyard, The Prince of Providence, Tender Age, Dark Room, Grizzly Mama, Good on Paper, The Mourners’ Bench, Salvage, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile, and many others, and have been produced by such theatres as the Public Theater, The Atlantic Theater Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, The Alley Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, Gate Theatre of London, among others.
His scripts have been awarded a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, an Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, the Smith Prize, the Keene Prize for Literature, a Theatre Netto Festival Prize, a Creative Workforce Fellowship, the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award from the Kennedy Center and three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards. He has received writing fellowships from the James A. Michener Center for Writers, the McCarter Theatre Sallie B. Goodman Artist's Retreat, the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Hermitage Artists' Retreat and the Blue Mountain Center as well as commissions from the Metropolitan Opera, Trinity Repertory Company, Cleveland Play House, Dobama Theatre and Theatre 4.