Henry V has died, and his young son is soon crowned Henry VI. In France, war is raging. At home in England various factions are claiming the right to the throne, choosing between the symbolic red and white roses. In this seldom-produced history, Shakespeare gathers these threads together and combines them into a powerful tapestry of a country soon to be racked by civil war. 


"AN ELOQUENT HISTORY LESSON with plenty of the nasty bits left in." { more . . . }
— Cristy Meiners, Deseret News

"AN UNEXPECTED DIAMOND you don't want to miss." more . . . }
— Jason Hagey and Alisha Hagey, Front Row Reviewers

"DESERVES an eager audience." { more . . . }
— Russell Warne, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

"[TRACIE] LANE'S PERFORMANCE as Joan of Arc alone makes it worth the price of admission." { more . . . }
— Brian Passey, The Independent



Director — Henry Woronicz
Scenic Designer — Apollo Mark Weaver
Costume Designer — Lauren T. Roark
Lighting Designer — Michael Pasquini
Sound Designer/Composer — Joe Payne
Music Director — Brandon Scott Grayson
Dramaturg — Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Voice and Text Coach — Nathan C. Crocker
Fight Director — Geoffrey Kent
Stage Manager — Bryan Sommer*

Scene: England and France

There will be one intermission.


King Henry VI — Jim Poulos*
Duke of Gloucester, uncle to the king, and lord protector — Dan Kremer*
Duchess of Bedford, aunt to the king, and regent of France — Lisa Wolpe*
Duchess of Gloucester, wife to the duke — Leslie Brott*
Bishop of Winchester, afterwards cardinal, uncle to the king — A. Bryan Humphrey*
Earl of Somerset — Lance Rasmussen
Richard Plantagenet, afterwards Duke of York — Michael Elich*
Earl of Warwick — Kyle Bullock
Earl of Salisbury — Josh Innerst
Earl of Suffolk — Josh Innerst
Lord Talbot — Geoffrey Kent*
John Talbot, his son — Austin Glen Jacobs
Edmund Mortimer, earl of March — Tarah Flanagan*
Sir John Fastolfe — John Ahlin*
Lady Lucy — Lisa Wolpe*
Mayor of London — John Ahlin*
Woodville, lieutenant of the Tower — Henry A. McDaniel
Vernon — Keith Livingston
Basset — Landon Tate Boyle
Lawyer — Austin Glen Jacobs
Jailers — Ezekiel Andrew, Stephanie Lambourn*
Charles, dauphin and afterwards king of FranceTy Fanning
Reignier, duke of Anjou, and titular king of NaplesJohn Ahlin*
Duke of Burgundy — Henry A. McDaniel
Duchess of Alençon — Tarah Flanagan*
Bastard of Orleans — Michael A. Harding
Governor of Paris — Chad Henwood
Master Gunner of Orleans — Ezekiel Andrew
Gunner’s Boy — Jim Poulos*
General of Bordeaux — Michael A. Harding
Shepherd, father to Joan de PucelleLisa Wolpe*
Margaret, daughter to ReignierStephanie Lambourn*
Joan de Pucelle, also called Joan of Arc Tracie Lane
Ensemble — Ezekiel Andrew, Landon Tate Boyle, Kyle Bullock, Michael Elich*, Chad Henwood†, Josh Innerst, Austin Glen Jacobs, Stephanie Lambourn*, Keith Livingston, Henry A. McDaniel, Lance Rasmussen


King Henry VI/Gunner’s Boy—Austin Glen Jacobs; Duke of Gloucester—Michael A. Harding; Duke of Bedford/Lady Lucy/Shepherd—Veronica Otim; Duchess of Gloucester/Margaret—Cailen Fu; Bishop of Wincester—Lance Rasmussen; Earl of Somerset/ Earl of Warwick/Earl of Salisbury/Earl of Suffolk—Landon Tate Boyle; Richard Plantagenet/Lord Talbot—Josh Innerst; John Talbot—Sara Funk†; Edmund Mortimer/Duchess of Alençon—Daria Pilar Redus; Sir John Fastolfe/Reignier/Mayor of London/Duke of Burgundy/Woodville—Ezekiel Andrew; Vernon/Governor of Paris—Courtney McMullin†; Basset/Bastard of Orleans/Master Gunner of Orleans/General of Bordeaux—Chad Henwood†; Lawyer—Sara Funk†; Jailers—Cailen Fu, Chad Henwood†; Charles—Kyle Bullock; Joan de Pucelle—Stephanie Lambourn*

Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.


The director and fight choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.


The costume and sound designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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Play Details

June 29 – September 6, 2018

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Henry Woronicz

2 hrs. 40 mins.

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Content Advisory
This seldom-produced history play includes some violence related to the battles of war. If playgoers will prepare for Shakespeare’s language and story (helps are available at our online Study Guide), Henry VI Part One is suitable for all audiences and is a rare opportunity for Shakespeare enthusiasts to see it fully produced.

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