A two-play mega-production juxtaposes period costumes with contemporary and futuristic scenic design. There's no time to make physical changes to the light rig between plays that span decades. How do you unify Henry IV, Part One and Henry IV, Part Two? For lighting designer Donald Holder, the challenge was "to find a cohesive, concise vocabulary" that worked for both plays.
Director Barbara Gaines and her design team conceived of the two plays as one, with Part One functioning as the