1 Henry IV

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rosa Joshi
This production has closed.
September 03 – October 13, 2019
Folger Theatre

"Absolutely stunning" - BroadwayWorld

"What is honor?" Prince Hal spends his days carousing in seedy taverns with criminals and lowly commoners, much to the dismay of his father, King Henry IV. Winding from the Boar's Head Tavern to the shadows of Gad’s Hill, Hal’s path to the throne may be unusual, but it eventually leads him to the one place where questions of honor and reputation come to a head: the battlefield.

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Who's Who

King Henry IV
Blunt, Mortimer
Lady Mortimer
Lady Percy
Prince John, Gadshill
Peto, Douglas
Mistress Quickly, Vernon
Westmoreland, Bardolph
Northumberland, Glendower
Prince Hal
Movement Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Original Music and Sound Design
Fight Choreographer
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

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Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.

Premier Season Sponsors

Peter Andrews, In memory of Joan Andrews, a Folger Reader and supporter for many years.


Season Sponsors

Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Robin and Roger Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance


Associate Sponsors

Dr. David E. Johnson and Ms. Wendy Frieman
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
William and Louisa Newlin
Gail Kern Paster


Media Sponsor

Maryland Public Television




Folger Theatre's production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.