Arts & Culture

UK Theatre Gets Shakespearean With 'Henry V'

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2018) The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance will continue its 2017-18 season with a production of William Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” The play will run Feb.15-25, in the Guignol Theatre.

“Henry V,” or the prince of freedom, is about a young king proving his worth to his nation through the invasion of France. Shakespeare explores the opposing thoughts of Henry as a self-righteous 20-year-old king and as a shrewd negotiator of foreign and domestic affairs. Through this work the bard illustrates the horrors of war and the reality of the growing pains of a young royal.

The cast of “Henry V” will take the stage 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15-17 and Feb. 22-24, and again 2 p.m., Feb. 25, in Guignol Theatre.

Tickets for the production are $15 for general admission and $10 for students who present a valid student ID at the ticket office. Tickets can be purchased at the Singletary Center for the Arts box office during operating hours, by phone at 859-257-4929 or online at A fee will be added to the transaction upon purchase.

The UK Department of Theatre and Dance at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years and is currently celebrating 50 years of offering theatre as an educational program of study. Students in the program get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from the renowned professional theatre faculty. The liberal arts focus of their bachelor's degree program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition from campus to professional life. 

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue