JAFFREY — The River Street Theatre plans to present the acclaimed Stratford Festival production of William Shakespeare’s King john on Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21. Showtimes each day are at 1:30 p.m. The production was captured as it was originally staged by the world renowned Shakespeare festival based in Stratford, Ontario. King John […]

JAFFREY — The River Street Theatre plans to present the acclaimed Stratford Festival production of William Shakespeare’s King john on Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21. Showtimes each day are at 1:30 p.m. The production was captured as it was originally staged by the world renowned Shakespeare festival based in Stratford, Ontario. King John […]

Noah Jalava (left) as Arthur and Sean Arbuckle as Duke of Austria in King John. Photo by David Hou.

JAFFREY — The River Street Theatre plans to present the acclaimed Stratford Festival production of William Shakespeare’s King john on Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21.

Showtimes each day are at 1:30 p.m. The production was captured as it was originally staged by the world renowned Shakespeare festival based in Stratford, Ontario. King John

Jennifer Mogbock as Blanche of Spain and Patricia Collins (background) as Queen Eleanor in King John. Photo by David Hou.

is part of River Street Theatre’s continuing Stage2Screen Series.

The themes of power, betrayal, and family are vividly brought to a boiling point in this muscular and commanding take on history by Shakespeare. King John was shot live on stage with a full audience at the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre on September 26, 2014, using 10 ultra high definition cameras and 128 tracks of sound to create a lush sensory experience.

The Toronto Star calls it “Masterfully acted and directed.” “A remarkable intimacy, crystallized by Graham Abbey (King John),” said the Chicago Tribune.

Tickets are $20 each and $15 for students and teachers. More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at riverst.org or by calling the Box Office at (603) 532-8888. The after hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.