Henry the 4th
by William Shakespeare
directed by Shelley MacAskill
After seizing the throne, King Henry IV rebuilds his kingdom and despairs over his heir's dissipated life in the London slums. Prince Hal spends his time carousing with the bawdy Joan Falstaff and her gang of thieves and misfits, but he is far more than the scoundrel he seems. When the king's former allies rebel against him, Hal plans to redeem himself in his father's eyes. Facing the rebel leader, Hotspur - England's greatest and noblest warrior - Hal has a chance to prove his worth, but will redemption bring more pain than Hal could imagine?
Theatre@First's Henry the 4th combines two of Shakespeare's greatest history plays in one thrilling night of theatre!
Director: Shelley MacAskill has been involved in thirteen productions with Theatre@First, including directing Harriet IV - a gender-swapped one-act version of Henry IV - for Festival@First 7: Shaken Up Shakespeare. She has also produced two plays (The Lady's Not for Burning and Bent), been Technical Director for another (Equus), and been stage manager, rehearsal assistant, and light board operator for more than she can readily recall. This is her first time directing a full-length play.
Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
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|Thursday||August 21, 2014||8 pm|
|Friday||August 22, 2014||8 pm|
|Saturday||August 23, 2014||8 pm|
|Wednesday||August 27, 2014||8 pm|
|Thursday||August 28, 2014||8 pm|
|Friday||August 29, 2014||8 pm|
|Saturday||August 30, 2014||4 pm (matinee; note new time)|
|King Henry||Michael Haddad|
|Prince Hal||Jared Hite|
|Joan Falstaff||Melissa Ehlers|
|Hotspur Percy||Ari Herbstman|
|Sir Walter Blunt||Jason Merrill|
|Lady Percy||Nicole Jones|
|Francis / Servant /
|Douglas / Sheriff||Jim Muzzi|
|Sir Richard Vernon / Traveler||Zach McQueary|
|John of Lancaster / Traveler||Keith Trickett|
The Production Team
|Technical Director||Nellie Farrington|
Director / Props
|Costume Design||Amanda Dausman|
|Fight Choreographer||Chris Cardoni|
|Stage Manager /
|House Manager||Chris DeKalb|
|Graphic/Program Design||Julia Tenney|