St. Crispin's Day, Another Take on Henry V, Begins Rattlestick Perfs June 14

News   St. Crispin's Day, Another Take on Henry V, Begins Rattlestick Perfs June 14 As Liev Schrieber prepares for the battle of Agincourt in the upcoming Shakespeare in the Park staging of the Bard's Henry V, the Rattlestick Theatre begins its take on the same story in St. Crispin's Day, June 14.
The cast of St. Crispin's Day.
The cast of St. Crispin's Day.

The Off-Broadway comedy is scheduled to open at the downtown Manhattan venue June 22 and run through July 20. In the same vein that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead parodies Hamlet, Matt Pepper's comedy St. Crispin's Day takes another look at the Shakespeare Henry V from the soldiers' point of view. Simon Hammerstein directs the Rattlestick production.

The cast includes David Wilson Barnes, Lauren Berst, Lee Blair, Denis Butkus, Alex Draper, Mayhill Fowler, Michael Gladis, Darren Goldstein, Richard Liccardo, and Tommy Schrider.

The design team features Michael V. Moore (set), Peter Hoerburger (lighting) and Charlene Alexis Gross (costume).

Rattlestick Productions' world premiere staging of Jonathan Tolins' The Last Sunday in June recently made the leap to a commercial run at Off Broadway's Century Center. Other Rattlestick productions have included Ben Bettenbender's bliss, Doug Field's Down South, Daniel MacIvor's See Bob Run, Lucy Thurber's Killers and Other Family and Harry Kondoleon's Saved or Destroyed.

Tickets to St. Crispin's Day at the Rattlestick, 224 Waverly Place (between West Eleventh and Perry Street), are available by calling (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.rattlestick.org.