King John

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Posner
October 23 – December 02, 2018
Folger Theatre
TICKETS:
$42-$79

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Overview

Mad world, mad kings...

King Richard the Lionheart is dead. His younger brother John secures the throne to become King of England, an inheritance that is instantly contested by the King of France. As countries wage war, John must maneuver himself against a sea of ambition, politics, corruption, and murder that threatens his kingdom. Aaron Posner directs this epic struggle of power and the turbulent reign of Shakespeare’s earliest king. With Holly Twyford as Constance, Arthur’s tragic mother.

 

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Who's Who

Director
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Original Music and Sound Design
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

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.