Into the Hazard [Henry 5] is a raw and riveting new adaptation of Shakespeare's politically charged, battle-filled history saga. Peppered with mock media footage, from Fox News to reality TV, this modern minimalist production exposes how television shapes our perceptions of war and heroism. This just in: The fight for the French throne rages on as a young and underestimated English king rises to iconic status amidst threats to national security and a military assault designed to divert attention from issues at home. Six actors portray over 20 different characters, on stage & screen, transporting the play's scenes from the royal court to a series of backroom negotiations and private deals. Into the Hazard [Henry 5] propels the Bard's 1599 epic into the media-obsessed world of 2009.
"...a thoughtfully directed "Henry V," performed by six talented actors who deliver the sense of Shakespeare's words in American cadences without losing their poetry."
"Ms. Bauman provides the play, a New Feet production at Walkerspace, with striking touches..."
"Ms. Bauman has an excellent Henry in Nick Dillenburg, who ably manages this Machiavellian character's shifting sands..."
- Rachel Saltz, The New York Times