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"Henry IV" at The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Photo Courtesy Dan O'Brien

Tonight is the opening night of Henry IV Part I at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.  The play is the first of William Shakespeare’s seven “Henrys,” as these sequential history plays are known by Bard aficionados, and it’s considered to be one of the playwright's most ambitious.  Written between 1596 and 1599, Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II tell the story of friends, fathers and sons, war, and the weight of honor.  

Tom is joined in Studio A by two Chesapeake Shakespeare Resident Company actors who play leading roles in the new production: Séamus Millerwho plays Prince Hal; and Gregory Burgess, who plays Prince Hal’s mentor, the incorrigible knight, Sir John Falstaff.  

Henry IV Part I continues at The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company through March 30.  Henry IV Part II will run from March 15 through April 7.   The Company will be presenting both Henry IV Part I and II in Signature Event same-day performances on three successive Saturdays, on March 16, 23, and 30.  For more information, click here

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is located at 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore 21202.

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