Beverly to host weekend of Shakespeare

July 19, 2017 by  

‘The Henriad’ will be coming to Beverly in a few days, performed by the Striving Artists Theatre Company.

The play is the story of warriors, kings, and thieves who struggle against all obstacles in the uncertain times and brutal world of Henry IV. Gregory Luzitano, Artistic Director, is also director of the play, along with Jeremy Funke, an alumnus of the Company.

The Company is a touring group of 12 actors who offer free outdoor performances of Shakespeare plays on the North and South Shores of Massachusetts. The group includes students, local artists, and patrons with a goal to enrich the communities in which it performs with innovative music, film, and theatre that can educate and create social dialog in the community.

The Beverly and Fall River Cultural Councils, which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, provide grants to fund the work of the Company, which is a nonprofit performing arts organization and is now in its 11th year of performances.

The Henriad is a two-part play, with the first performance on Saturday, July 22 at 4:00 p.m. and the second performance on Sunday, July 23 at the same time at Hale Farm.

Poster printing companies can be hired to create posters that can be displayed in key locations around Beverly, so people in the community can become aware of these performances like these.