He’s called Shakespeare’s greatest character and his most decadent, but both camps agree: Sir John Falstaff is one of the stage’s most thrilling symbols of human freedom. Balanced against a monarch, a warrior, and a princely heir, Falstaff’s wit and pathos loom large. In this single evening, drawn from both parts of Henry IV, two fathers wrangle for the love of sons whose destinies will rattle the rafters of the world.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Goldberg
August 19-31, 2014
Patricia George Decio Mainstage Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
University of Notre Dame