Edward III, the play whose authorship has long been disputed but is generally recognized as William Shakespeare's, will receive a production by hope theatre inc. [sic] at the Bank Street Theatre Off-Broadway July 5-22.
Co-directed by siblings Heather Anne McAllister and Kelly McAllister, the production, which ran Off-Off-Broadway at the Mint Space earlier this year, now makes its way to the OB stage. Considered a prelude to the Bard's second history cycle, Richard II to Henry V, the play follows the title character's love for the wife of one of his subjects.
The cast of Edward III includes Jessica Coley, Jamison Driskill, John Margliano, John Patrick Moore, Stacey Plaskett, Matthew Rankin, Emory Rose, Sara Thigpen and the McAllisters themselves.
Thomas Weaver designs sets for the production, Matthew Adelson handles lights and costumes are provided by Frank Chavez and Kim Matela. Fight choreography is by Rick Sordelet.
For tickets to Edward III at the Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank St. (between Washington and West St.), call (212) 971-4739. For more information on the company, visit www.hopetheatre.org. — by Ernio Hernandez