Henry the Fourth

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Francisco C. Torres

Madison Shakespeare Company continues the Henriad with Henry the Fourth. Henry Bolingbroke wrests control from Richard II only to find his allies turning on him. Henry Percy, known as Hotspur, is shaping up to be a formidable opponent. Prince Hal can barely keep a sober head, let alone buttress his father’s kingship. And, of course, there’s Falstaff to contend with.

Henry the Fourth will be the center of the Shakespeare’s Rarer Monsters season at the Bartell, kicked off by Madison Theatre Guild’s presentation of Titus Andronicus and concluding with Strollers Theatre’s production of The Winter’s Tale.

Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: February 9-17, 2018

Performance Times:
Fri, Feb 9 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 10 - 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 11 - 4:00pm
Thu, Feb 15 - 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 16 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 17 - 4:00pm

For tickets, call 608-661-9696 or visit itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/BRTL/?prod=HenrytheFourth2018

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions for Henry the Fourth will be held Monday September 11 and Tuesday September 12 at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin St. in Madison. Special thanks to Madison Theatre Guild for their generous cooperation.

No appointment necessary. Performers of all ages are invited to audition and will be considered for roles. Auditioners should choose the date which works best for their schedule. Please arrive at 6:30 PM.

Callbacks, if needed, will be held Wednesday September 13.

Candidates should come prepared to perform a Shakespearean sonnet or soliloquy/monologue no longer than two minutes. Memorization is encouraged but not required. You may also be asked to read from the Henry text. Please also come prepared to fill out a conflict calendar.

Rehearsals will begin in December, and will generally be Sunday-Thursday from 7-10 PM until tech begins. Rehearsals will be held at Lakeview Moravian Community Church.

Please email contact@madisonshakespeare.org with any questions.