Henry IV, Part II

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

Henry IV, Part I and Part II, presented in repertory in Spring 2019

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 as a marathon day of great theatre.  

Subscribe today for best seats and prices.   Henry IV, Part I and Part II are subscription series choices, ticketed separately. See details below about Henry IV Marathon Saturdays. For single ticket buyers: Sales begin on August 6.  Scroll down to the calendar for tickets to Part II.


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

Falstaff:  Banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.
Prince: I do; I will.

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.  Click here to get tickets to Part I.


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

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

As King Henry IV nears death, warring among the nobility continues: The defeated rebels regroup, aligned now with Northumberland 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.  Scroll down to the calendar for tickets to Part II.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!  Henry IV Marathon

Ask the Box Office to reserve your tickets for a Henry IV Marathon, offered on select Saturdays:  March 16, March 23, and March 30, 2019. See Part I at the matinee, go to dinner in the middle, return for Part II in the evening.  For Subscribers:  Choose the two Henry plays when you subscribe, and indicate you’d like to attend a marathon. The Box Office will assign both tickets to a marathon Saturday.  For single-ticket buyers:  Sales begin August 6. Questions? Email: BoxOffice@chesapeakeshakespeare.com Phone: 410-244-8570. 


Tell a Teacher:  School matinees are not available for this production,  however,  we welcome you and your students at our mainstage productions. Please contact Liz or Nina in the Box Office to arrange for group seating. Email boxoffice@chesapeakeshakespeare.com or call 410.244.8570.

Group reservations:  For discounted  group sales (10 or more adults) contact Nina or Liz in the Box Office at 410-244-8570. 

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