England is in turmoil. The King's position is weak and the Prince of Wales has fallen under the corrupting influence of Falstaff. The entire population is involved in a struggle for the country's soul and only the agony of civil war can resolve it. Written around 1596 to 1598 these two plays look at the life of Henry IV (King of England 1399 to 1413) though they are sometimes refered to as Falstaff's plays
as it is here that he makes his mark. Part I looks at rebellio at home in Britain. Part II caries the story past Henry's death.Performers Graeme Malcolm, Jeffrey Carlson, Greg Vinkler, Dale Benson, Kate Fry, Kevin Gudahl, Susan Hart, Matthew Hawkins, Brian Herriott, Timothy Edward Kane, Dan Kenney, Ross Lehman, David Lively, Jessie Mueller, Mike Nussbaum, Robert Scogin, Lusia Strus, John Douglas Thompson, Greg Vinkler, Jay Whittaker, Bruce A Young.
Author Shakespeare. Producer Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Director Barbara Gaines. Design Neil Patel. Costume Virgil Johnson. Lighting Ken Billington.