In “Mary V,” a Pirandellian, feminist appropriation of Shakespeare’s historical play, an all-female cast battles for control of a production of “Henry V,” led by their king, an actress named Mary. The play explores ways in which actors’ commitment can break down the relationship between illusion and reality and how the division between femininity and masculinity can yield destruction for both sexes. Theater for the New City (TNC), 155 First Ave., presented the play last summer in its 2016 Dream Up Festival and will now present it for a full production June 1 to 18. Playwright Rebekah Carrow heads a cast of 16 as the upstart king; Charlotte Murray directs.
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