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New York actor Dan Loeser -- flanked by Triangle theater veterans Jade Arnold (left) and Lucius Robinson -- is splendid as the young English King in "Henry V (on Trapeze)" (photo by The Right Image Photography, Inc.)

You Gotta Have a Gimmick: And “Henry V” Soars on Low-Flying Trapezes at Burning Coal Theatre

New York actor Dan Loeser is simply splendid as the young but no longer boyish King Henry V of England. Formerly a playboy prince who was the boon companion of all manner low-life degenerates, such as the portly drunken knight Sir John Falstaff, Prince Hal is now a picture of sobriety as King Henry; and Loeser plays him with palpable charisma and the laser-like intensity of the young Marlon Brando.

This scene from "Henry V (on Trapeze)" depicts the death of Falstaff and features (from left) Eileen Little, Jenn Suchanec, Lucius Robinson, and Jade Arnold (photo by The Right Image Photography, Inc.)

Shakespeare Takes Flight in “Henry V (On Trapeze)”

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC and the aerial theater company Fight or Flight of New York City are teaming up to stage “Henry V (On Trapeze),” a high-flying production of the circa 1599 English history play by Elizabethan dramatist and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616), on Dec. 1-4, 8-11, and 15-18 in Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School, near the Historic Oakwood Section of downtown Raleigh.