I am playing the role of the Earl of Warwick in Pigeon Creek’s upcoming production of Henry VI. This production will be unique in that Shakespeare wrote the Henry VI chronicles in three plays covering the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487). He wrote it in three parts because the wars over the rightful ruler caused several episodes of unrest. My character (Warwick) finds himself in troubling situations and struggles with loyalty and honor when all around him are not. Henry VI, he
Hello! I’m excited to be writing my first Pigeon Creek blog for you! Henry VI is actually my second show with Pigeon Creek, with my first show being The Night of the Burning Pestle in February 2018. I am originally from the East Side of Michigan, with my parents relocating to Port Huron a few years ago and currently living only a few short minutes away from beautiful Lake Huron and the Blue Water Bridge. I left the East Side for the Grand Rapids area in 2011 to pursue a degre
When audiences come to see Pigeon Creek shows, there are a number of things they can
expect to see. 1.) Really awesome Shakespeare performances
2.) All of the other audience member (we perform with universal lighting)
3.) Minimal sets, usually just a bench or some blocks. Occasionally a balcony.
4.–99.) Lots of other awesome things that I won’t name, but you all know. Plus, I’ve got to
get to the point.
5.) Super fun, well performed, toe-tapping live music!
I bring thi
For this blog post, I’d like to reflect on the two characters I play in Henry V, the Duke of
Exeter and Captain Fluellen. To be more specific, I want to touch on the challenge and reward
of bringing to the stage two rather different roles. I’ve worked with Pigeon Creek on several productions and only once was I limited to one
role. Performing with this group, therefore, usually assumes multiple characters. In the current
case, the Duke of Exeter is Henry’s uncle, one of h
August 27, 1424 - Today in the Temple Garden, Somerset & his friends were mocking me because I'm not a Duke yet... They're saying I never will be. If I had half a chance, I'd stab that little piss-ant... His uncle Beaufort, the Bishop of Winchester (the King's priest) doesn't like me either. This does not bode well for my chances at court next month... September 30, 1424 - King Henry and his advisors are reviewing my request for re-instatement. My father's indiscretions