Henry IV, Part 2
Henry IV, Part 2 - this time, it's personal!
While technically a history play, concerned with actual events, "Henry IV, Part 2" focuses more on the private life of Prince Hal than it does on foreign wars and the sweep of history. It also features one of Shakespeare's greatest comic inventions, the irreverent Sir John Falstaff. Prince Hal is forced to choose between Falstaff (a faux father figure) and his actual father, the ailing King Henry. The result is a pitch-perfect blend of comedy and tragedy, alternately moving and laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes in the same scene.
Also, technically, a sequel, but the play stands on its own and no knowledge of Part 1 is necessary to enjoy Part 2, although there is plenty to delight fans of Shakespeare and English history.
Starring Danny Randerson as Falstaff, Alvin Chan as Prince Hal and Shen Sugai as King Henry IV and directed by Po'okela award-winning director and fight choreographer Tony Pisculli who also directed last year's epic, all-female "Henry VI Trilogy" and 2009's hysterical, all-male "Merry Wives of Windsor."
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