Time's Fancy: The War of King Henry V and Joan of Arc
by Kevan Kenneth Bowkett
Sixth Planet Productions - Winnipeg, MB
V.12 - Asper Centre for Theatre and Film (U of W) 
What if Shakespeare's King Henry V lived on – and collided with Joan of Arc?
King Henry V, archetypal English conqueror of France, died young. But what if he had lived seven more years and encountered Joan of Arc – quintessential French liberator from England? What would be the fates of those they loved? History? Tragedy? Comedy? Or all of the above? A fun-loving tribute to Shakespeare that tries to imitate the inimitable, find laughter after fire, and recast time in a more satisfying mold.
Directed by Teri-Lynn Friesen.

Cast:
Starring Kevin Klassen, Beverly Ndukwu, and Charlene Van Buekenhout

  
Show Info:
90 Mins
Tickets: $11

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language, violent content, graphic violence
Wed July 19 10:15 PM
Fri July 21 3:45 PM
Sat July 22 5:15 PM
Sun July 23 2:30 PM
Mon July 24 4:00 PM
Thu July 27 6:00 PM
Sat July 29 7:15 PM

Time’s Fancy: The War of King Henry V and Joan of Arc

Sixth Planet Productions—Asper Centre (U of W)

What a remarkable powerhouse of a show! This ‘new’ Shakespearean play takes a look at the showdown that would happen had King Henry V met Joan of Arc. The cast as a whole was very talented. A standout for me was Joan of arc. The actress oozes passion and had me completely enthralled. The play had a great flow and seamlessly went from scene to scene. A very minimalist show, the use of their set was highly creative and imaginative. The best part being a large sheet of metal used for some shocking and loud effects. While the play was good, it is recited in traditional Shakespearean language and was thus hard to follow at times. There was also one scene where a cast member seemed to not quite finish dressing and looked very bizarre next to the lavish costumes of the rest of the cast. Nevertheless this fierce cast raised the bar for Shakespeare at the fringe.

Kaitlyn Kriss