Henry IV, Part I

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A Shakespeare-lover’s thrill: the Falstaff plays!

Together, Henry IV, Part I and Part II tell the spellbinding chronicle of the roguish Prince Hal, who is pulled between the magnetic, funny, and dissolute Falstaff and his dutiful and despondent father, King Henry.  Rarely performed, individually or together, these brilliant plays are a bounty of drama and comedy for any Shakespeare-lover.  See both!  We’re presenting them in repertory,  and on selected Saturdays back-to-back for an exciting day of theatre.  

Henry IV, Part I
By William Shakespeare
February 15 – March 30, 2019

After he takes the throne from Richard II, Henry IV’s reign is bedeviled by rebellion, political intrigue, and the antics of his heir. Young Prince Hal forsakes the burdens of royalty to carouse with rogues and fools led by his mentor and friend, the riotous Jack Falstaff. Hal’s maturity and mettle soon will be tested. To secure his own future, he must face his cousin, Henry Hotspur, at the pivotal Battle at Shrewsbury. The play shines as Shakespeare explores the father-son relationship and the meaning of “honor.”

  Scroll down to the ticket calendar to buy tickets for Part I.

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Henry IV, Part II
By William Shakespeare
March 15 – April 7, 2019

As King Henry IV nears death, warring among the nobility continues: The defeated rebels regroup, aligned now with Hotspur against the crown. Prince Hal’s friend, the aging tavern-brawler Falstaff, is up to his unscrupulous tricks and scene-stealing humor. Hal avoids responsibility for a time but cannot put off the inevitable as his father fades. Through Hal’s journey to the throne, Shakespeare invites us to explore themes of family, duty, leadership, succession, and legacy.

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We’re also offering Part I and Part II as a two-play package: You pick two performance dates that fit your schedule. Or choose a signature Saturday experience: See the two plays in repertory, as back-to-back performances (with a dinner break in the middle) on March 16, 23, or 30. Eat, drink, and be merry!  Learn more about two-show packages.

Save on tickets to Shakespeare’s Henry IV and the rest of the season!

See the season at its best price:  Our season series package includes Henry IV, Parts I and II, along with The Diary of Anne Frank and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Subscribers enjoy free exchanges and get 10% off any additional single-ticket purchases made all season long.  Subscribe now!

Bring a crowd:  Enjoy a group ticketing discount of 20% off regular adult ticket prices when there are 10 or more adults in your party. (School matinees are not available for the production, however, we welcome teachers with students at the mainstage shows. For group reservations:  Contact Nina in the Box Office at 410-244-8570.  

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PLAY:

  Let’s recap:  How Bolingbroke became King Henry IV

Who’s Who? Meet the Cast of Henry IV

Henry IV Family Tree

See the map of locations mentioned in Henry IV, Part I

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TICKET CALENDAR:  Use the calendar below to choose your date. Click BUY TICKETS to make your purchase. To see the next month’s show dates, use the red arrows >> in the top corner of the calendar.

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BOX OFFICE: 410-244-8570

On show dates, the Box Office will open 1 hour before the show.

Box Office weekday hours: Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4pm.  

Address: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

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