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Catch William's Wordplay at Henry IV: Making a King
Posted on September 08, 2011 at 5:30:53 am by Jan B.
Romeo and Juliet. The Taming of the Shrew. Hamlet. A Mid-Summer’s Night Dream. Chances are if you were forced to read or watch Shakespeare during your school days, it was probably one of the plays above. But if you wish to expand your repertoire of experiences with Will’s works, then look no farther then the First Presbyterian Theater’s rendition of Henry IV: Making a King. As an affiliate of the First Presbyterian Church located in downtown Fort Wayne on Wayne Street, this community theatre produces musicals, comedies and dramas throughout their seven-show season. Henry IV, one of Shakespeare’s liveliest histories, tells the story of King Henry and his rebellious son who is more interested in hanging in taverns and participating in elaborate pranks than running a kingdom. But when a civil war ensues due to the mutinous actions of the Percy family, Prince Harry, or Hal as he is know in this rendition of the play, must step up to the plate and lead his rag-tag group of friends into battle against the mutinous faction. The show is set to premier on Sept. 8 and runs through the 24. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. for all performances with the exception of one Sunday matinee on Sept. 18 beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets for Henry IV: Making a King may be purchased in advance for $20 or $18 for seniors 65 and older. Admission at the door costs $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $10 for full-time students. For more information about show times and ticket prices to this Shakespeare experience, check us out online.