Actor Michael Hayden is two for two in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “Leadership Repertory” productions of Richard II and Henry V. Richard relies more on serious moments among the actors, while Henry is a bit more light-hearted—while still touching on the necessary dramatic moments. Presenting both plays at the same theater with much the same cast over six-and-a-half hours would be considered a risky experiment for most—but it’s one that has paid off in spades for Hayden and company.

To read Trey Graham‘s review, go here.