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Interview with David in “Times of Trenton”

As we head into closing weekend for the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ’s successful and well-received run of “Henry VIII”, starring David in the title role, the Times of Trenton took a moment to interview David and his co-star Jessica Wortham (Queen Katherine) about the experience.

David Foubert as Henry gets far more stage time than Wortham, but he quickly points out that the man he plays isn’t the bearded, rotund, bejeweled monarch of the famous Henry VIII portraits.

“Henry was a vital, active, straightforward, outgoing young man who enjoyed hunting and jousting with his many friends. He’s smart enough to accept and consider, although he may not follow it, the advice he receives from older, more experienced statesman he’s surrounded by, people like Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cranmer,” says Foubert who points out that at one time, the role was often assigned to actors who specialized, as he does, in comedy. His many roles in the eight seasons he has been with the Shakespeare Theatre have included many comedies including one of three actors who perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Click here to read the interview on the Times of Trenton website (November 7, 2014). Henry VIII closes on Sunday, November 9th.

THEATER: David as King Henry VIII in New Jersey

David is honored to announce his return after many years to the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey in October 2014. He will be portraying the infamous King Henry VIII in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII.

Rehearsals have begun, and tickets are onsale at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey website.

Previews begin October 15.
Performances run October 18 – November 9.

David’s past appearances at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey include Around the World in 80 Days, Hamlet, and Compleat Works of Willm Shkspr [Abridged], among others. From the company’s website:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly called “New Jersey Shakespeare Festival”) is one of 25 professional theatres in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey’s only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare’s canon and other classic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

David returns to Seattle in November for ACT’s A Christmas Carol as Jacob Marley. David is available for booking on regional or national stages starting in January 2015.

Reviews for David and “Richard II”

David Foubert as Henry Bolingbroke and George Mount as Richard II in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of "Richard II". Photo credit John Ulman.

David Foubert as Henry Bolingbroke and George Mount as Richard in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “Richard II”. Photo credit John Ulman.

The reviews are in for the current run of “Richard II” at Seattle Shakespeare Company, featuring David Foubert as Henry Bolingbroke. Critics of all ages are responding to this powerful production and David’s work. Some highlights:

Mischa Berson, Seattle Times (Jan 17, 2014):

“But overall, the acting is, on its own terms, impeccable — with impressive work too from excellent David Foubert as Bolingbroke.”

Drama in the Hood (Jan 12, 2014):

“Seattle’s Shakespeare Company has put together a stellar production that does everything right… David Foubert makes his Seattle Shakespeare Company debut as Bolingbroke and skillfully plays out the character’s arc as he moves from exile to the most powerful man in England.”

Rachel Gallagher, City Arts Magazine (Jan 13, 2014):

“…The cast is strong… There often isn’t an easy path to answer all the questions that arise, but a well-acted, emotionally moving production always helps lead the way.”

Bethany Boyd, Teen Tix (Jan 14, 2014):

“…Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II is one of the most moving Shakespearean plays I’ve ever seen.”

Jay Irwin, BroadwayWorld.com (January 12, 2014):

“Foubert manages a quite engaging future king and gives a wonderful arc with his character.”

The show continues through Feb. 2nd in Seattle. For tickets, visit http://seattleshakespeare.org

“Richard II” at Seattle Shakespeare Company

David Foubert is delighted to make his Seattle Shakespeare Company debut in 2014 as Henry Bolingbroke in Shakespeare’s “Richard II”. David will be playing opposite Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director George Mount, who will be portraying the titular role of Richard.

The production opens at the Center Theater in the Seattle Center Armory on January 10 and runs through February 2. The cast will also tour to Walla Walla, WA in early February.

For tickets, click here.

For blog posts and press releases about the show, visit the Seattle Shakespeare Company blog.

“Taming of the Shrew”, July-Aug 2013

David is currently starring as Petruchio in Island Stage Left’s summer 2013 production of “Taming of the Shrew”. The production tours a number of smaller islands in early July, and then takes up residence on San Juan Island from July 11 through August 18th. Performances are free to the public, and all information is available at the link above.

David is available on some weekdays in July and August to audition for productions beginning after October 12, 2013.