We are thrilled to be bringing an original work to our stage. Once More into the Breach is a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry V. Auditions will be held on December 6th at 7 pm at the Maricopa Community Center. Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute contemporary dramatic monologue. You can sign up for auditions here.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Thursday from 7 pm – 9 pm. Performances will be February 8th – 11th at 7 pm. 

Based on William Shakespeare’s “Henry V”, when challenged by a political opponent seeking her office, Mayor Henrietta Vance is faced with a controversial issue: the banning of books. Vance decides to run for re-election, putting the issue front and center, and testing her principles, her convictions, and the core values of Reading, Pennsylvania.


Character List:

Henrietta Vance – Mayor

Michael Holloway – Deputy Mayor

Madelyn Shaw – Chief of Staff

Samantha Cartwright – Press Secretary

Grant – Mayor’s Assistant

Jenny McElroy – Social Media Specialist

Lindsay Lewis – Councilmember

Charles McRaven – Councilmember

First Reporter

Second Reporter/Zari

Blogger/Tylo Booker