Shakespeare's History of King Henry the Fourth: Outdoor Show at Oak Park Festival Theatre
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The last date listed for The History of King Henry the Fourth was Saturday July 9, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Though they're all about dodging social obligations or commitment of any kind, two wily young bachelors attempt to come across as very earnest -- while masquerading as guys named Ernest -- as they set out to win their well-dowried ladies' hearts. Of course, their plan goes hilariously awry. Oscar Wilde's enduring 1895 satire is a wittily sly romp through Victorian society, filled with one-liners and double entendres that still pack a mighty comic punch today. Revived numerous times on Broadway -- most recently in 2011 -- Earnest was also adapted into a 2002 film starring Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the show from the pastoral Austin Gardens, beneath the summer evening sky. Learn More
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wonderful setting, level ground, bug spray provided. A long production with one 10 minute break. It starts at 7 and went to 10:20 p.m. Parking was free on Sunday in the parking garage just east of the park. My only complaint was the program. It...continued
The History of King Henry the Fourth is a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part I and Part II, commissioned by OPFT. Stanton Davis, the adapter and director, has made a single evening of theatre of these two popular history plays. Artistic Director Jack Hickey (recently seen on the OPFT stage as Cyrano) returns to the stage as the lovable, dissolute Falstaff. Intrigue, suspense, family tragedy, and swashbuckling battles mingle with history, wit, and slapstick comedy in a Shakespeare play that has something for everyone.