Tomorrow, I will spend more time in the Paul Green Theatre than I typically spend sleeping.
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s most recent mainstage production, “The Making of a King,” consists of three of Shakespeare’s history plays and has a total running time of six hours.
I will have the privilege of seeing all of the rotating repertory show — both parts of “Henry IV” and “Henry V” — in one day.
Time: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Location: Paul Green Theatre
And I’m pretty psyched about it. I’m an English major, I love Shakespeare and I love political drama. I also predict the experience will be, on some level, communal. Like a tame day at Bonnaroo, sans the weed and dehydration.
But I’m not completely naive. I know there’s going to be that hour where both of my legs are dead asleep. I know that I’ll seriously contemplate escape about nine times. And I know that to power through, I’m going to need some sort of motivational device in place.