Dec 09 2013
In the Lansburgh Theatre
Pirandello’s Henry IV
In a New Version by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Gus Heagerty
STC favorite Patrick Page (Coriolanus, Iago in Othello)returns to Washington to play the title role in a special ReDiscovery Reading. Two master playwrights meet in Tom Stoppard’s new version of Pirandello’s tragic and darkly funny masterpiece. When a 20th-century Italian aristocrat falls from his horse, he wakes up believing he is Henry IV, the medieval Holy Roman Emperor. 20 years later, can the woman he once loved shock “Henry” back to sanity? But is Henry mad in the first place? What is madness, anyway?
Seating is on a first-come basis. Reservations are required.
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link to reserve online now or call 202.547.1122, option 4.
ReDiscovery readings must be claimed at the Shakespeare Theatre Company Box
Office on the evening of the performance by 7:15 p.m. Seating is general admission;
therefore we encourage you to arrive early.