“John of England” Premieres Nov. 10

The Theatre Department will present “John of England” at 8 p.m. Nov. 10-13 in the James G. Severns Theatre.

Tickets are free and can be obtained by calling 785.4515 or visiting the Ophelia Parrish box office.

“John of England” is a fusion of William Shakespeare’s “The Life and Death of King John” and “The Troublesome Reign of King John” by an anonymous playwright.

The show features John, the weak son of King Henry II and brother of the late King Richard the Lionheart. The plot covers conflicts between the royal family, John’s dispute with the Catholic Church and the resulting war between France and England.

The cascading events result in the murder of a young prince and the ultimate death of John, poisoned by a monk.

The play contains a substantial amount of action, including six battle sequences with broadswords.

“John of England” is directed by David Charles Goyette, assistant professor of theatre and senior Roxxy Leiser, with original musical composition by Charles Gran.

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