2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Richard II Richard has been king his entire life. Now, his cousin Henry Bolingbroke is seeking Richard's crown, England is in turmoil, and all his subjects seem to be siding with Bolingbroke. Faced with losing everything that defined him, Richard must finally learn what it means to be a human being and not just a king.
Henry IV Henry Bolingbroke has been king eight years, and still finds himself haunted by the death of Richard. His nobles have begun a rebellion, led by the young and fiery warrior Henry "Hotspur" Percy. Moreover, his own son Hal has run away and taken up with the drunken thief Sir John Falstaff. As the rebellion intensifies, Hal must choose whether to abandon his royal duties in favor of the affection and friendship he's found with Falstaff, or to abandon his friends and embrace his destiny as the future Henry V.