Henry V (On Trapeze) | Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School | Stage | Indy Week
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Henry V (On Trapeze) 

When: Dec. 1-18 2011
Price: $10-20

It's an intriguing notion—you might even call it high concept: Shakespeare's Henry V, produced as an aerial show. That's what Fight or Flight, a New York-based troupe of actor-aerialists, has in store for its collaboration with Burning Coal Theatre. Fight or Flight's résumé doesn't seem to extend much further than a stint with Richard II and another show or two, but clearly the group made an impression on the folks at Burning Coal.

Henry V, you may recall, is a classic of English patriotism: It recounts the maturing of the onetime playboy of the title into a bold, persuasive king who crushes the French at Agincourt on St. Crispin's Day (thanks largely to a crack longbow artillery unit).

We're very curious about what aerial possibilities there are in staging Shakespeare's play in the generous vertical space of the Murphey School auditorium. The cast is a mix of Fight or Flight performers and Burning Coal regulars, including John Allore, Lucius Robinson and Jenn Suchanec. The show opens tonight and runs through Dec. 18, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays–Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets run $10–$20; visit www.fightorflighttheater.com or burningcoal.org (where there is a snazzy video trailer). —David Fellerath

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