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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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35 reviews
38 stars
Consort's CD's available for sale.
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47 events
35 reviews
38 stars
Union Station Metro is about 5 blocks away, and there seemed to be on-street parking.
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"Henry IV, Part I"
38 ratings
4.2 average rating
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19 events
15 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 31 2008

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

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13 stars
J. E. Hawley Red Velvet
36 events
19 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 12 2008

Very well acted and a great venue

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare’s day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.