Venue Details

Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 38 members
Review from Stagenut
21 events 16 reviews

Henry IV Part 1 is one of the most important of Shakespeare's history plays but, because it is part of a four play series, is not performed as often as it deserves. The Folger Theatre production is a good basic way to see the play. Performances...continued

reviewed Oct 31 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Ellen
40 events 10 reviews

Wonderful production.

reviewed Nov 07 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from J. E. Hawley
Red Velvet 40 events 20 reviews

Very well acted and a great venue

reviewed Oct 12 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Folger’s powerful cast reigns in Henry…this stab at Shakespeare Satisfies.” –The Washington Post
“Heroic, engaging…compulsively watchable” – The Washington Times


In an unstable political landscape, Henry IV’s rule is threatened by rebellion. His son Prince Hal must choose between carousing with Falstaff and his band of rogues or embracing his noble character and protecting the throne. The drama of the battlefield and the comedy of the tavern converge in Shakespeare’s great history play that weighs the nature of honor and obligation.

Featuring DC favorite Rick Foucheux in the title role and Delaney Williams of HBO’s The Wire as Falstaff.

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