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Shakespeare’s Henry IV: The Follies of Falstaff

SPEAKER: Merely Players

Sunday, July 14, 2024
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Corvallis Museum
Corvallis Museum

Shakespeare’s Henry IV: The Follies of Falstaff

SPEAKER: Merely Players

Sunday, July 14, 2024
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Merely Players presents…!

Wacky drunken hijinks and tense political machinations trade off in this new conflated adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. King Henry IV of England is at his wit’s end with his firstborn son, Prince Henry (aka Hal). Instead of, ya know, learning how to rule a country, Hal instead spends his days hanging out with the notoriously witty drunkard and all-around scoundrel Sir John Falstaff and his merry band of borderline criminals. Meanwhile, rebellion is brewing—Harry Percy (nicknamed Hotspur because she has no chill) and her family are mustering an army to move against the King. Can Hal leave behind his wastrel ways in time to reclaim his country, his father’s respect, and his birthright? Or will Sir John Falstaff drag him down into a life of infamy, folly, and hilariously biting insults?

Rated PG: Crude Shakespearean humor, depictions of alcohol use, sword fighting, bloodless onstage deaths

Cost: FREE

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About Merely Players

"Merely Players is an actor-managed traveling Shakespeare company based in Corvallis, Oregon. We make collaborative theatre that can travel anywhere in the Central Willamette Valley. Our goal is to make the classic plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries as accessible, interactive, irreverent, fast-paced, and fun as they possibly can be. We accomplish this by going back to the basics – a small group of actors, sans sets, sans lights, sans modern theatrical bells and whistles, connecting on a deep and personal level with the audience, with each other, and with the playtexts themselves."

You can find information about and tickets for the Merely Players full season at https://www.merelyplayersoregon.com/shows.

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