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Royal Shakespearean epic in rotating repertory at PlayMakers

Posted February 16, 2012

Fathers and sons, husbands and wives, the costs of war…all themes explored in William Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V, and all keenly relevant to audiences in 2012. PlayMakers Repertory Company stages the two plays in rotating repertory as “The Making of a King,” an epic coming-of-age story.

The classic plays take you on a journey with Prince Hal from his unimpressive beginnings in dark taverns under the tutelage of Sir John Falstaff, to becoming one of England’s greatest kings, Henry V.

Check out this video preview:

The plays run through March 4, and you still have two opportunities to see them both back-to-back. On Feb. 25 and March 3, see Henry IV at 2 p.m. and Henry V at 7:30 p.m. Don’t worry about how to squeeze in a tasty dinner on those days because boxed dinners from Whole Foods Market will be available for purchase. Pre-ordering the dinner when purchasing show tickets is recommended.

Go to the PlayMakers website for a complete schedule of show times and to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 919-262-7529.

If you’re a real history buff, you may want to check out the “Breaking History” series of events in connection with “The Making of a King,” exploring America’s legacy of engagements in military conflicts.


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