Our summer repertory season shifts into full gear this week with the opening of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 on Friday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. In Shakespeare’s sweeping war epic, King Henry faces rebellion on all sides from the very nobles who helped him seize the crown to the savage Scots on the northern border and the fiery Welshman, Glendower. The insurgents boast the daring warrior Hotspur while Prince Hal, the King’s son and England’s greatest hope, carouses in the Boar’s Head Tavern with Shakespeare’s greatest comic invention, Sir John Falstaff. For Henry and his line, it’s a life-or-death military struggle for England’s political future. Will Hal rally to the cause and marshal leadership qualities worthy of a crown? Set in the world of Steampunk, clashes of wills and swords punctuate the compelling drama of a prodigal son who must learn to become a man to become the king.

Evan Arbour, Thomas Anthony Quinn, Christopher Allen, and Bill Van Horn in TAM’s Henry IV, Part 1. Photo by Aaron Flacke.

Henry IV, Part 1 features Thomas Anthony Quinn as King Henry IV, Bill Van Horn as Falstaff, Mark S. Cartier as Westmoreland, Dustin Tucker as Hotspur, Janis Stevens as Mistress Quickly, and Christopher Allen as Prince Hal. Other cast members include: Evan Arbour, Luke Bartholomew, Ardarius Blakely, Camden Brown, Matthew Delamater, Anna Doyle, Olivia Dustman, Brooke Edwards, James Noel Hoban, Carissa Meagher, Ambien Mitchell, Frank Omar, Ryan Simpson, and Max Waszak. Set design by Michael Minahan, costumes by Heather Carey, fight choreography by Angela Bonacasa, sound by Rew Tippen, and lights by Lynne Chase.

Evening performances
July 26, 27, August 2, 11, at 7:30 p.m.
July 29 at 7 p.m., followed by a post-show discussion

Matinee performances
August 5, 8, & 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $10-$28. For calendar and reservations, please contact the TAM Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.

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