A (mostly) new play in verse, by Else C. Went (after Shakespeare), and directed by Emma Rosa Went. At the Tank from April 25-28th, and May 2-4, at 7pm. Buy tickets here!
Courage! To The Field! tells the story of Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1 through the eyes of periphery characters, the wives and servants whose voices tend to disappear when the lofty instruments of war begin to sound. Courage! is a wild conversation with Shakespeare himself, which seamlessly weaves original verse and characters with the classic text to show that there is room enough in myth for everyone.
This production of Courage! To The Field! is made possible through a Tim Bond Production Grant from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Courage! was originally written as an entry to the ASC Shakespeare's New Contemporaries 2018, and was named a semi-finalist.