Henry IV Part 1
Henry Bolingbroke is King. His son, Prince Hal, spends his time drinking and carousing with low companions like his closest friend, Sir John Falstaff. A group of rebels—Henry Percy (“Hotspur”), the Earl of Northumberland, the Earl of Worcester, the Scottish Earl of Douglas, and the Welshman Owen Glendower—rise up against the king. At Shrewsbury, Hotspur leads a vicious attack, though he and the rebels are outnumbered. The Prince makes up with his father and is given high command. He defeats Hotspur, redeeming himself from his former dissolution and proving himself a great warrior and future king. In an act of kingly mercy, Hal releases his prisoner, the valiant Earl of Douglas, without ransom. But the war is not over; Northumberland, Mortimer, and Glendower join with the Archbishop of York and continue their rebellion.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard Maxwell

King Henry the Fourth: Jim Fletcher
Earl of Westmoreland: Jimmie James
Henry, Prince of Wales: Gardiner Comfort
Sir John Falstaff: Gary Wilmes
Ned Poins: Matthew Stadelmann
Thomas Percy, Earl of Westmoreland: Michael Pisacane
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland: Paul Viani
Henry Percy (Hotspur): Brian Mendes
Sir Walter Blunt: Bob Feldman
Gadshill: Roger Babb
Bardolf: Benjamin Tejada
Peto: Candido "Pito" Rivera
Lady Percy (Kate): Kate Gleason
Hostess (Mistress Quickly): Vicki Walden
Servant: Richard Zhuravenko
Servant #2: Frankie Lombardi
Sheriff: Alex Delinois
Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March: Peter Guarino
Owen Glendower: Lakpa Bhutia
Lady Mortimer: Aimee Lutkin
Sir Richard Vernon: Lamar Proctor
Archibald, Earl of Douglas: Scott Sherratt
Prince John of Lancaster: Austin Torelli
Travelers: Rob Marcato, Jeremy Lydic

Set: Stephanie Nelson
Lights: Jane Cox
Costumes: Kaye Voyce
Producer: Barbara Hogue
Stage Manager: Kathryn J. Orr
Dramaturge: Jim Fletcher

Production History

Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York 2003
Hebbel Theater, Berlin 2003


Subway Series, The Village Voice, 2003


A co-production of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, BITE:03 Barbican and the Hebbel Theater.