by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Tom Mallan
We follow Happy Days with a one-evening adaptation of Shakespeare’s enthralling history plays Henry IV, Parts One and Two – the plays that gave to the world the enduringly popular character Sir John Falstaff. Tom Mallan, who directed our well-remembered productions of The Two Gentleman of Verona and Entertaining Mr. Sloane, returns to adapt and direct.
“…add brave riffs on Shakespeare to the menu…this ambitious experiment will appeal … to… folks who like their Bard upended … What such audiences will find is a disciplined ramshackle performance … in Artisphere’s intimate black box theater, the cast feels huge, stomping on tabletops, singing lustily and playing wheezy instruments like derelicts on a Tom Waits kick…The songs and satire are high-spirited… a serious romp.” Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post
Previews: Thursday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 6
Opening: Monday, Nov. 7
Regular Performances: Thursday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Dec. 4
Run Time: 2 hours 35 minutes (includes one 10-minute intermission)