Copse

 

 

Copse tells the story of a man who has lost everything and takes what he believes to be the final night of his life to recount his past and face judgment from those who he has wronged. This piece acts as a modernized re-imagining of the tale of Henry VIII and his six wives. It strives to test the limits of a person’s darkness and questions whether all of us, even those most wicked, are capable of holding onto our mortal souls.

“Death, death; oh, amiable, lovely death! Come, grin on me, and I will think thou smilest.
- Henry VIII, Act IV, Scene 2

Henry has been in a coma for six years. Tonight, you will enter his mind for what he believes to be the final hours of his cursed life. He will recount his past and face judgment from those whom he has wronged. The final verdict, however, is yours to decide… 

First Performance Cast:

Old Henry-Drew Anthony Allen

Young Henry-Peter Trojgaard

Catarina-Pooya Mohseni

Annie Bowers- Elizabeth Evans

Jeanette- Bernadette Maass

Corrine- Teri Dale Hansen

Ana Clev- Morgan Patton

Kate- Rebecca Sands

The Lover- Ralph Mackensie Delissaint

Performance: Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC Feb 24th-Mar 1st 2015