Saturday March 23, and March 30, 2019
The Henry IV Signature Event: Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
Parts I and II presented in repertory on select Saturdays in March: Thrill-seekers and Shakespeare-lovers will enjoy the two plays back-to-back! Dates: Begin with Part I at the 2pm matinee. Go to dinner in the middle. Return for Part II at the 8pm performance. Save 30% when you buy tickets as a two-show package.
Stick around after the matinee for a brief moderated conversation with King Henry IV (Resident Acting Company member, Ron Heneghan). Find out how Chesapeake Shakespeare Company actors develop and bring to life the characters and tensions in Shakespeare’s epic story. Admission to the talkback is included with your ticket to the matinee performance. The talk is a bonus feature for ticketholders participating in the double-header on this date. Click here for tickets.
The spotlight is on Shakespeare’s richly developed comic character, Sir John Falstaff, mentor to Prince Hal in Henry IV, Parts I and II. Falstaff was so beloved by Elizabethan audiences that Shakespeare gave him another role in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Laugh and learn more about Falstaff with writer and educator Ray Bossert, Ph.D, a senior learning designer at UMUC. He has taught Shakespeare at Loyola University, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Franklin & Marshall College, and University of Maryland, College Park. Doors open at 6:45pm. Event begins at 7pm. Admission to the preshow conversation is included in your purchase of tickets to the 8pm performance. Click here for tickets.
What would Falstaff drink? Mead. Also sack (and probably anything else deliciously refreshing). We want what that guy is having. Charm City Meadworks is returning to present fun preshow tastings of their locally distilled meads. Join us in our Middendorf Lounge, learn about the history of mead, and taste three varieties of this honey-based wine. Doors open at 6:45pm. Event begins at 7pm. Admission to the mead tasting is included in your purchase of tickets to the 8pm performance on each date. Click here for tickets.
What is mead, you might ask? Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from fermenting honey and water with the help of yeast. More information can be found here: http://charmcitymeadworks.com/about-mead/.
Charm City Meadworks is Baltimore’s one and only meadery, located in Mount Vernon (just one mile away from our theatre). Stop by their taproom on Biddle Street for a laugh and a brew, and check out their website for moreinformation! http://charmcitymeadworks.com/
Saturday March 30, at 7pm
“Families, Fighting, and Father Figures in Henry IV, Part II”
The World of the Play – Community Conversations about Henry IV
(before the 8pm performance of Henry IV, Part II)
Doors open at 6:45pm
Enjoy a lively conversation about Henry IV with our Dramaturg, Dr. Kathryn M. Moncrief, Professor and Chair of English, Washington College. Bring your questions about Shakespeare’s history play. Doors open at 6:45pm. Event begins at 7pm. Admission to preshow conversations is included in your purchase of tickets to the 8pm performance on each date. Click here for tickets.
Click here for Kathryn M. Moncrief’s Bio.
Kathryn M. Moncrief (Dramaturg) has served as Dramaturg with CSC for Wild Oats, Othello, and She Stoops to Conquer. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and an MA from the University of Nebraska, and is Professor and Chair of English at Washington College. She is co-editor of Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage and Classroom in Early Modern Drama; Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction and Performance; and Performing Maternity in Early Modern England and has published widely on Shakespeare and performance. Other theatres: Dramaturg/Literary Seminar Director (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Dramaturg (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); and Textual Advisor (Elements Theatre Company). She appeared recently in Rapture, Blister, Burn (Nextstage/Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival) and Major Barbara (Washington College).
PHOTO CREDITS: Séamus Miller as Prince Hal with Gregory Burgess as Falstaff; Ron Heneghan as King Henry IV; Gregory Burgess as Falstaff; Séamus Miller as Prince Hal with Ron Heneghan as King Henry IV: all photos by C. Stanley Photography. Séamus Miller as Prince Hal (standing on stool) with Gregory Burgess as Falstaff (on table) with friends in the Boar’s Head Tavern – cast members Briana Manente as Vintner, Gregory Michael Atkin as Pistol, Ashly Fishell-Shaffer as Doll Tearsheet, Scott Alan Small as Bardolph, Tamieka Chavis as Mistress Quickly, and Lance Bankerd as Ned Poins, photo by Daniel O’Brien.
An exhibition of the Frank family’s private photos, developed by the Anne Frank House and sponsored in North America by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York, will be on view April 25 – June 13, 2019, at the Peggy and Harvey Meyerhoff Gallery of the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, in Owings Mills, Md. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is a sponsor of the exhibition (and CSC representatives will be at the exhibit: Thurs Apr 25th, Fri Apr 26th, Sat. May 4, Thurs May 9th, and Wed. May 15th). A grand opening reception will be held on May 9, 2019 at 6:00pm.
Come to our preshow conversation about Anne Frank with John W. Damond Jr, librarian of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. He has spent almost 30 years researching the life of Anne Frank. With his personal photo collection, he will help you understand the family, community, politics and setting embodied in the play. He will also answer your questions. Admission to a preshow conversation is included in your purchase of tickets to the performance following the event. Here are all the performances with preshow conversations:
- Friday May 3, 2019; 8pm performance (event begins at 7pm; doors open 6:45p)
- Saturday May 4, 2019; 2pm performance (event begins at 1pm; doors open at 12:45p)
- Saturday May 11, 2019; 8pm performance (event begins at 7pm; doors open at 6:45pm)
- Thursday May 16, 2019; 7:30pm performance (event begins at 6:30pm; doors open at 6:15pm)
- Sunday May 26, 2019; 2pm performance (event begins at 1pm; doors open at 12:45pm)
As an adolescent in Europe during World War II, Edith Mayer Cord survived the Holocaust separated from her family and concealing her identity while hiding “in plain sight.” Her memoir will be published in May by Purdue University Press. She’ll be in the theater on Sunday, May 19, for a preshow talk and book-signing. For tickets to the 2pm matinee performance after this book signing, click here.