The King's Face
by Last Act Theater Company
May. 14 - May. 16, 2015
It is 1403, a time of war and terrorism. At the battle of Shrewsbury, King Henry IV finally secures his crown, only late in the battle to have his son and heir to the throne, Prince Harry of Monmouth, struck down by an arrow to the face. The wound festers and the life of the future monarch is in jeopardy. Dozens of healers, touting far ranging remedies try and fail to save the Prince. As a last resort, London Surgeon and counterfeiter, Jonathon Bradmore, is released from prison and ordered to examine the young man. Fighting the constraints of archaic medical practices and having to pierce the defensive shell built by the terrified youth, the two examine questions of sex, religion, terrorism, war, patriotism and what it means to lead a nation, revealing the true nature of the future King Henry V.
Prince Harry of Monmouth – The future King Henry V.
Jonathon Bradmore – A London surgeon.
Directed by Ben McLemore
Austin, TX, 78712
Staged reading; plays May 14 and 16 at 8 p.m.
Alternates with Live Here, Love Here, Work Here by Jennifer Luster in the Student Activities Center black box theatre May 14 - 17, 2015