Hudson Shakespeare
Company
KING JOHN
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tony White
Fight Choreography by Michael Hagins
Produced by L. Robert Johnson
The second offering of our Shakespeare in the Parks turns to a rarely done but action packed history play, King John. More famous in the US for his signing of the Magna Carta, the play of "King John" unfolds as more political allegory than dry history with humor, family tragedy and expansive sword play. In 12 Century England King John, brother of Richard the Lion Heart fights to maintain his throne against his young nephew Arthur, the rightful heir to throne and the King of France. The show follows how personal and political ambition endangers that which is most dear through the eyes of John's court and the wiseacre musings of the Bastard, another of John's nephew.






































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To view King John articles and photo layouts on the shows click below:
"King John" - Union County Local Source Article
"King John" - Cranford Chronicle Article
"King John" - Stratford Bulletin Article
"King John" - Good Living Photo Layout
"King John" - Union County Local Source Photo Layout
"King John" - Milford Weekly Article
"King John" - Stratford Bard Article
"King John" - New Haven Register Article

































Show Dates:

Monday, July 7, 7PM, Shipyard Park, Hoboken, NJ
Tuesday, July 8, 7PM, Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ
Wednesday, July 9, 7:30PM, Staib Park, Hackensack, NJ
Thursday, July 10, 8PM, Ellsworth Park, Union City, NJ
Monday, July 14, 7PM, Sinatra Park, Hoboken, NJ
Tuesday, July 15, 7PM, Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ
Wednesday, July 16, 7:30PM, Staib Park, Hackensack, NJ
Thursday, July 17, 7:30PM,
David Brearly High School football field, Kenilworth, NJ
Saturday, July 19, 2PM Stratford Library, Stratford, CT
Monday, July 21, 7PM Shipyard Park, Hoboken, NJ
Tuesday, July 22, 7PM, Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ
















































 
Cast
James Pravasilis         King John
Michelle Robinson                  Elinor of Aquataine
Bjorn Pederson                  The Bastard
Lawrence Frank                       King Phillip/Lord Bigot
Jesse Stewart                            Lewis the Dauphin
Tzena Nicole        Constance
Kindel Ingham                       Prince Arthur
Tom Hedlund                          Cardinal Pandulph
Henri Douvry                    Hubert/Chattilon
Allison Johnson    Salisbury/Robert
             Faulconbridge
Sharon Pinches                        Lady Faulconbridge/
              Blanche/Prince Henry
Jon Ciccarelli        Duke of Austria/Pembroke






















































































To see more pictures click here for the extended picture page.

To see other 2008 show Pages:
The Comedy of Errors
Twelfth Night
King John
Julius Caesar

To view past seasons click here - Past Productions

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PR shot for "King John"..King John (James Pravasilis) plots to maintain his throne against his nephew Arthur and his sister-in-law Constance.
In the show's opening scene: King John (James Pravasilis) and his powerful mother Elinor of Aquataine (Michelle Robinson) receive the envoy of France who claime that John's nephew Arthur is the right heir to England's throne. Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Photo by Katherine McPherson.
The Bastard (Bjorn Pederson), aka the illegitimate nephew of King John, sarcastically muses on the power play of Arthur, his ambitious mother Constance, the King of France and his own newly adopted family. Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Photo by Katherine McPherson.
Constance (Tzena Nicole, Center) firmly stands with her son Arthur (Kindel Ingham) and the Duke of Austria (Jon Ciccarelli, left) upon the arrival of King John's forces at the disputed town of Angiers. Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Photo by Katherine McPherson.
In the battle for Angiers, the Bastard (Bjorn Pederson) and Lewis, the Prince of France (Jesse Stewart) engage in a pivitol sword fight.Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Photo by Katherine McPherson.
A tentative peace is reached as Lady Blance of Spain (Sharon Pinches) is married off to the Prince of France and denying Arthur the throne. Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Photo by Katherine McPherson.
Cardinal Pandulph (Tom Hedlund, right) arrives to demand tribute of King John but the king refuses and denounces the Pope. Pandulph demands that the King of France (Lawrence Frank, center) break the peace and return to war. The King of France tries to maintain the fragile peace. Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Photo by Katherine McPherson.
Constance (Tzena Nicole) seeks solace from the Cardinal (Tom Hedlund) as Arthur is caputred by King John's forces. Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ. Photo by Katherine McPherson.
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