Henry IV, Part I on the UWS
Shakespeare fans rejoice. Here’s another opportunity to take in one of the Bard’s plays. Read on for details from the company’s website.
Wombat Theatre’s forthcoming production of The History of Henry the Fourth emphasizes moral ambiguity of Shakespeare’s History with a dystopian vision, setting the play in the near future.
“Honor is a mere scutcheon” says William Shakespeare’s most famous degenerate, Sir John Falstaff, in Wombat Theatre Co’s forthcoming production of Henry the Fourth Part I, “and so ends my catechism.” In the play, the title character, King Henry IV, is a bureaucratic war-monger; his son, Prince Henry, is a slumming poser; and the reigning champion of England, Hotspur, is a hot-blooded, ill-tempered, hard-charging contrarian. Though originally set in fifteenth-century England, Wombat Theatre Co’s production, set in the near future, asks us if this world is also where we are headed: the wars never end, the rulers are unassailable to reason, the ones enjoying themselves are plastered more thoroughly than the walls. The degenerate mentioned above is, after all, Sir John Falstaff, a corrupter of the youth, perhaps, but who says the youth were not already corrupt?
Playing at The Franciscan Community Center
214 W 97th Street, New York, NY
(between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Take the 1,2,3 to 96th Street
Thursday, July 30, 8:00pm
Friday, July 31, 8:00pm
Saturday, August 1, 2:00pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:00pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:00pm
$15 General Admission
$10 for Students
*Please Note: At the door, ticket prices will be $20 for General Admission, and $15 for Students. Please buy ahead to save.