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Runs from Wednesday May 31 2023 to Sunday June 11 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes


Schubert Theatre
2755 Station Ave
Center Valley PA 18034

Production Notes

By William Shakespeare
May 31 - June 11

The next chapter in Shakespeare’s epic cycle, Henry IV, Part 2 continues the richly layered coming-of-age tale begun in King Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 of previous seasons. King Henry IV is in failing health as his kingdom is threatened by swirling conspiracies and enemies at the borders. Prince Hal must distance himself from a life of frivolity to reconcile the public and private life as the mantle of kingship passes from father to son. The irrepressibly decadent Falstaff is forced out of the tavern to face his duty on the battlefield with an exacting eye to a future when Hal is king. Shakespeare’s dramatic tale of family, betrayal, and rebellion illuminates the magnitude of honor and duty in the making of a monarch.

“Extreme Shakespeare” returns! This production will be rehearsed the way Shakespeare’s company would have: Actors arrive with their lines learned, rehearse on their own, wear what they can find, and open in a matter of days. No director, no designers. Just great actors, a compelling play, pure adrenaline, spontaneity, and creativity.

Recommended for Ages 10+

Prologues: Join us for insights into the play in an informal setting. Held in the the theatre 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Please be advised that groups (ten tickets or more) are not available online. To purchase group tickets, please call the group sales manager 610-282-3654 x2

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