Henry V

Henry V
January 10 - February 01, 2009 (Opening January 14)
Dowling Studio
Nearly 20 years since the Guthrie's last production of Henry V, the Guthrie and The Acting Company join forces for a unique co-production of this timely play. Young, restless and ambitious, Henry V inherits a troubled crown and seeks to secure his position at home by turning the country's attention abroad, launching a hasty invasion of France.

Shakespeare's charismatic warrior king's aggressive pursuit of the French crown earns him iconic status, uniting England and France and briefly banishing the civil strife that will long outlive him. Balancing the thrilling heroics of battle with the painful reactions of men unsure of the justice of their cause, Henry V is a rousing, fascinating story of the power of courage and the price of glory. Guthrie audiences will be the first to see this powerful production before the company embarks on a national tour. The cast of 12 young actors will include many graduates of the Guthrie's BFA program and former Guthrie Experience students.

Programming in the Dowling Studio is sponsored by Digital River and TRAVELERS.
Additional sponsorship by Delta

Run time

2 hours 50 minutes with intermission


Play Guide created by the Guthrie Theater
Teacher Resource Guide created by The Acting Company


Matthew Amendt, Freddy Arsenault, Georgia Cohen, Kelley Curran, Rick Ford, Andy Grotelueschen, Carie Kawa, Robert Michael McClure, William Sturdivant, Samuel Taylor, Chris Thorn, Sonny Valicenti

Photo Gallery

Production photos by Michal Daniel