Zenzi Williams to Play King in Robert O’Hara-Helmed Henry V | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Zenzi Williams to Play King in Robert O’Hara-Helmed Henry V The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit production will tour all five of NYC’s boroughs before playing a sit-down run at the Off-Broadway theatre.
Zenzi Williams

Zenzi Williams, who was recently seen in Ngozi Anyanwu’s acclaimed The Homecoming Queen, will return Off-Broadway as King Henry in the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit staging of William Shakespeare's Henry V, helmed by playwright and director Robert O'Hara.

The touring production will play in correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and other community venues for three weeks prior to a free, sit-down run at the Public.

Robert O’Hara


The tour will kick off March 29 at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. See below for the full touring schedule. Free performances at The Public will run April 23–May 13.

Completing the cast will be Michael Bradley Cohen as Canterbury/Dauphin, Leland Fowler as Scroop/William-Bates, Patrice Johnson as Montjoy/Messengers, Carolyn Kettig as Katharine/Cambridge, Ariel Shafir as Westmoreland/Constable, David Ryan Smith as Exeter/Governor, Joe Tapper as French King/French Queen, and Kim Wong as Alice/Grey.

Henry V is a history play that follows the war efforts of King Henry V of England. The drama is an exploration of war, ego, and leadership, while posing the universal question: What makes a person worthy of the throne and what do they owe the people they lead?

Mobile Unit tour dates include the following:
March 29: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Manhattan
March 30: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House/Women’s Mental Health Shelter, Manhattan
April 3: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, Queens
April 4: Queensboro Correctional Facility, Queens
April 6: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Manhattan
April 11: Brownsville Recreation Center, Brooklyn
April 13: Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn
April 14: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Bronx
April 17: Taconic Correctional Facility, Westchester
April 19: St. Paul’s Chapel, Manhattan
April 20: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, Manhattan
April 21: Faber Park Field House, Staten Island

For more information and to reserve tickets, visit PublicTheater.org.

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