Sunday in the Park with the Red Sox? Rent's Rapp Sings Anthem at Boston's Fenway, July 28

News   Sunday in the Park with the Red Sox? Rent's Rapp Sings Anthem at Boston's Fenway, July 28 What does a musical theatre actor do in his downtime from playing Shakespeare? Easy: sing. Rent star Anthony Rapp will perform the national anthem at the July 28 at 1 PM in Boston's Fenway Park before the Red Sox take the field to play the Baltimore Orioles.

What does a musical theatre actor do in his downtime from playing Shakespeare? Easy: sing. Rent star Anthony Rapp will perform the national anthem at the July 28 at 1 PM in Boston's Fenway Park before the Red Sox take the field to play the Baltimore Orioles.

Rapp will then return to the Common for that evening's performance of Henry V which runs through Aug. 4 as this year's free Commonwealth production. Commonwealth artistic director Steven Maler directs.

Set after Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts I and II, Henry V finds young Prince Hal all grown up and distanced from Falstaff and the other playmates of his reckless youth. Once the irresponsible child, Henry has now become a great leader, laying claim to and winning lands in France. Through epic battles the play illustrates the pains and losses of war.

Henry V will be performed at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common. Performances are free to the public. For more information, call the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at 617-747-4468 or visit www.commonwealthshakespeare.org.

— by Ernio Hernandez