Henry IV Part Two, 8pm – Signature Event

Sat, Mar 30, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater
7 S. Calvert Street (at Redwood Street)
Baltimore, MD 21202

Today’s performance can be purchased individually or as a Henry IV Signature Event ticket option:  Today, you can see Part I at 2pm, break for dinner, then return for Part II at 8pm.   To order tickets for both shows, click here.

Preshow Event:
“Families, Fighting, and Father Figures in Henry IV, Part II”
The World of the Play – Community Conversations about Henry IV
(before this 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 this 8pm performance. To find out about other events, click here: CSC Events.

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! 

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.  Today’s 2pm matinee of Part I is its closing performance.


Henry IV, Part II
By William Shakespeare
March 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. Performances of Part II will continue through April 7.


Group reservations:  For discounted  group sales (10 or more adults) contact Nina or Liz in the Box Office at 410-244-8570.  School matinees are not available for this production, however, we welcome teachers with students at our mainstage productions.

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