Directed by Francisco C. Torres
When you seize power in chaos, your reign is tainted by chaos. It is as true today as it was in the 15th century.
Madison Shakespeare Company continues the Henriad with Henry the Fourth, in MSC’s first full-length production at the Bartell Theatre.
After deposing King Richard the Second, Henry Bolingbroke struggles to maintain control of his own kingdom. Henry Percy, known as Hotspur, is shaping up to be a formidable opponent. Prince Hal can barely keep a sober head, let alone buttress his father’s kingship. And, of course, there’s Falstaff to contend with.
Prince Hal – Brian McGowan
Hotspur – Ari Pollack
Lady Percy – Martha White
Falstaff – Sam White
Mistress Quickly/Lady Mortimer – Sydney Kleinholz
King Henry IV – Tom Kastle
Blunt – Jacob Lange
Lancaster – Mitchell Manar
Worcester – Ned O’Reilly
Douglas – Laura Kochanowski
Vernon – Jason Compton
Poins/Soldier – Annalyse Lapajenko
Bardolph – Tom Amacher
Gadshill – Bryan Royston
Mortimer/Francis/Soldier – Ben Seidensticker
Glendower – Joe Lutz
With original music by Tom Kastle and Mitchell Manar, lighting by Phil Koenig, sets by Teresa Sarkela, properties by Kathleen Tissot, fight choreography by Drew Sutherland, and costumes by Bridget Doxtater and Marie Freese.
Part of the Shakespeare’s Rarer Monsters season, including September’s production of Titus Andronicus by Madison Theatre Guild and Strollers Theatre’s upcoming The Winter’s Tale.