Late-breaking news about this weekend's other planned festivity in Prospect Park, from the feisty thespians at the Rebellious Subjects Theatre:
Our SECOND WEEKEND of Henry IV and V fast approaches...and Spike Lee has stepped in to change our plans. In moving his 10,000 person tribute to the Park, he has inadvertently kicked independent theatre quite literally right off the stage.
That's right, the park has taken away our permit to perform on Saturday, August 29th due to the Michael Jackson tribute. So what did we do??
RESCHEDULED BOTH SHOWS TO SUNDAY. Which means SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH is now officially HENRY
Now, that's what I call "show-must-go-on" spirit. Let's get out there this Sunday, by God, for Harry and Saint George! The troupe's 23 actors of "diehard spirit and dedication" are unfolding their Henry trilogy in the park's shaded Music Pagoda; although I missed the first installment (Henry IV Part I) last weekend, it seems from this review that they mean business, bard-wise. Last year, they performed Chekhov's "Three Sisters" at the park's Lefferts Homestead, so these are troupers indeed.
The saga begins...
We take a brief interlude...
...The stunning conclusion.
LITERARY BONUS: SOME QUOTES FOR MICHAEL FROM WILL'S HENRY VO! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
The brightest heaven of invention!
A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
And monarchs to behold the swelling scene.
His nose was as sharp as a pen...
Would I were with him, wheresome'er he is, either in heaven or in hell.