This unique work is an evening's entertainment by and about the Kings and Queens of England. The action unforlds through music, poetry, speeches, letters and other writings. The players bring to life British Royals from William I to Victoria; three singers intersperse songs from the proper period - some of which are sad tunes on the death of kings while others are uproariously funny.
A favorite of the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Hollow Crown has enjoyed perennial success since it hit the stage in 1961. What makes The Hollow Crown remarkable is that, in some instances, the audience is hearing the story in the monarch's own words.
While it may sound highly academic, the play is not a history lesson, but instead a piece of compelling entertainment. The Hollow Crown will appeal to those with or without a firm grasp on the past.
Directed by Alison Davis and Linda Depo Musical Direction by Jaclyn Bell and Angie Davis
Produced by Historic Interpretations, Inc.
Sertoma Ampitheatre at Bond Park (View)
801 High House Road
Cary, NC 27513