Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents new take on William Shakespeare’s Henry V

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“All things are ready, if our mind be so.”

Tickets are currently available to the Pacific Conservatory Theatre’s (PCPA) next production, Henry V, which is scheduled to open at the Marian Theatre in Santa Maria on Friday, Feb. 15, and run through Sunday, March 3.

Director Mark Booher is at the helm of PCPA’s new iteration of the iconic play by William Shakespeare, written “at the height of his poetically expressive and rhetorically persuasive powers,” Booher said in press materials.

“The play famously valorizes the nobility of warfare, while it also critically dissects the virtues and violence of war,” Booher said. “We cannot leave the play without being inspired by the vigor and integrity of Henry’s quest, or without a deep sense of the waste and fatuousness of war and territorial acquisition.”

Booher also described the play as “a kind of living treatise to the art of playmaking itself, and particularly the collaborative creative force through which player and audience co-create the story.”

“This production is going to be both intimate and epic in scale,” Booher said. “Our audiences are going to be invited and immersed into the play in ways that, I think, are going to be very exciting.”

PCPA’s associate artistic director Emily Trask will portray Henry in the upcoming production. The show’s cast also features Andrew Philpot, Erik Stein, Don Stewart, Peter Hadres, Michael Tremblay, George Walker, Molly Dobbs, Kitty Balay, and Alexander Pimentel.

Michael Wilkins composed original music for the production. The show’s creative team includes costume designer Klara Wilson, lighting designer Cody Soper, scenic designer Kevin Dudley, sound designer Tony Angelini, stage manager Rebekah Carriere, and others.

Visit or call the PCPA box office at (805) 922-8313 for tickets to the show or additional details. The Marian Theatre is located at 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria.

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