Based on Henry IV, parts 1 & 2 by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Margo MacDonald
September 3–7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. and September 7–8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Hal & Falstaff: the Prodigal Prince and the Lord of Misrule. Henry (Harry or Hal) Monmouth (later Henry V): Scoundrel, lay-about, party-animal; friend to cut-purses and prostitutes; practical joker, shirker of responsibility (‘hakuna mutata’ was his creed); Prince, heir apparent, soldier; and, eventually, a pretty good king. Sir John Falstaff: that enormous and well-loved conman, coward and gad-about-town; grifter, liar and thief; the Lord of Misrule. Their friendship is doomed to fail. For when the Prince rises to be King, he must embrace rule and order. His wayward youth must be left behind. Battles, sword-fights, kissing, and quaffing—and some mighty fine speeches.