Henry IV, Part I

by William Shakespeare Mar. 23 – Apr. 07, 2018 Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse

The first installment of what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare’s greatest historical saga, Henry IV Part I is an epic tale of power, treachery and war,  and exploring the complexity of father-son relationships. Prince Hal seems to be squandering his life along with the greatest of rogues, Sir John Falstaff, a liar, glutton, lecher, cheat, braggart, fool and sponger. Beside these scenes of glorious misrule gathers a nationwide rebellion that will test King Henry and his heir, Prince Hal.

Talkbacks for evening performances are on 3/23/2018, 3/30/2018, 3/31/2018, and 4/5/2018; Adult Matinee talkbacks are on 3/25/2018 and 4/7/2018.

Currently scheduled  10:00 am Student Matinees are on 3/23/2018, 3/29/2018, 3/30/2018, 04/4/2018, 4/5/2018, and 4/6/2018. To reserve a student matinee, email Susan at discover@swshakespeare.org

STOP-ACTION Shakespeare is on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
Stop-Action Shakespeare is a unique education opportunity for Shakespeare lovers. Dr. Susan Willis, our Flachmann Seminar dramaturg, works with the cast to highlight specific scenes and important portions of the play. As the cast performs, Dr. Willis will stop the action to add insight into the history and Shakespeare’s intent. The complete play will not be performed; only the major scenes. Tickets are available at the theater on a first-come, first-served basis and are $10 cash at the door of the Piper Theater. No reservations will be taken. To prepay online click here.

The FLACHMANN SEMINAR is on Saturday, March 31, 2028 at 9:00 am.  Click to make a Flachmann Seminar Reservation


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March 23 – April 07, 2018

Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 644-6500