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Henry IV Part 1

A prince comes of age in Shakespeare’s masterful history which features one of his most cherished characters, the force-of-life Falstaff. Directed by Seattle’s Rosa Joshi, renowned for her staging of the plays of Shakespeare’s Henriad. 


Peter Shaffer’s riveting, memorable portrait of the musical genius Mozart also depicts the darkest side of rivalry.  Directed by Richard Clifford, who led Mary Stuart, Elizabeth the Queen, and other lush biographical dramas.  

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Windsor Shakespeare shows off further foibles of Falstaff, never forgetting who has the upper hand in this frivolous, charming comedy.  Directed by Aaron Posner, lately of King John, called “Brilliant … An important and captivating production that shouldn’t be missed” (BroadwayWorld). 

Please renew or sign up for your subscription by April 22 to guarantee both your seat locations and the lowest available price.


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  • The best seats at the best price: Subscribers pay less than single ticket buyers.
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Previews   Tuesday 7:30pm   Wednesday 7:30pm   Thursday 7:30pm    

Friday 8pm   Saturday 2pm   Saturday 8pm   Sunday 2pm   Sunday 7pm

Post-Show   Open-Captioned 2pm  Open-Captioned 7pm


Another sensational season is waiting in the wings

1 Henry IV

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rosa Joshi

Riotous nights with friends and a father who's after you to take more responsibility are common features of youth. Less common is when your father is the King of England. A favorite actor returns to the Folger as four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Edward Gero plays Falstaff in this compelling history.



By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Richard Clifford

Professional jealousy and personal crisis drives composer Antonio Salieri to turn from God and towards one clear, dark goal: destroying Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. After extraordinary Folger performances as Macbeth and Iago, Ian Merrill Peakes takes on the role of the jealous Salieri.


The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Posner

Falstaff has a plan to woo a wealthy woman of Windsor—he's not particular about which one. Though his romantic targets are fast friends, he hedges his bets and pursues both at once. Too bad for Falstaff, the Windsor wives have plans of their own.



Discover More at the Folger

Lively Talks for Every Show

Begin or continue your play-going experience by engaging with theater artists, scholars, and Shakespeare enthusiasts at these related programs.  Select your favorite add-on to your subscription package, including Brews and BanterPre-Show Talks with Folger Shakespeare Library Director Michael Witmore, and Stage Director Talks.