The Porters of Hellsgate present HENRY V Starring Charles Pasternak

Henry V Porters

The Porters of Hellsgate take on Shakespeare’s most famous play about war upon their unworthy scaffold: The Whitmore Theatre. Embracing The Chorus’ initial warning as to the inadequacies of his company’s resources to “bring forth so great an object”, this Henry V will be brought forward with the grittiness and edge the Porters have become known for. Within this “wooden O” both cast and audience will be taken in to the unapologetically theatrical journey of King Henry’s invasion and conquest of France. 

“This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;”

Henry V will star and be directed by Porters’ Artistic Director Charles Pasternak, who played the title role with Shakespeare Santa Cruz this past summer. The production will also feature Leon Russom as the iconic Chorus.

Reviews for Pasternak in Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Henry V:

“Pasternak utterly inhabits the young King.” — Cristina Waters, Santa Cruz Weekly

“Esteemed actor Charles Pasternak masterfully delivers the audience a wistful, powerful and finally all grown up King Hal. His portrayal is mature and has a nuanced elegance.” — Tara McCabe, Santa Cruz Patch

“Pasternak has a powerful presence, and a great theatrical voice, that fills the space to create the illusion of an heroic icon.” — Kurt Daw, Shakespeare Tribe

“Pasternak is such a dynamic presence” — Lisa Jenson, Good Times Santa Cruz.

Henry V
February 15 – March 23, 2014
The Whitmore Theatre
11006 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm
Running time: approximately 2.5 hours with one intermission.
Tickets are $20 (818) 325-2055 or


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen Zumsteg
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 11:08:46

    Sounds gritty, indeed…and exciting!



  2. shakes2011
    Jan 15, 2014 @ 11:24:28

    Yes, it does!



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