Henry IV

directed by JOSEPH HAJ

A man becomes a king

King Henry IV hopes to lead an expedition to the Holy Land to atone for his part in Richard II’s death, but he is hindered by civil discontent in England. Meanwhile, the king’s oldest son and heir, Prince Henry, spends his time in London participating in pranks and robberies with father-figure Sir John Falstaff and other boisterous companions. As the political opposition to Henry grows, his former allies seize the opportunity to launch an open rebellion against the king. Among the leaders is young, hotheaded Harry Percy (aka Hotspur), who seeks glory on the battlefield. The two armies meet at the Battle of Shrewsbury where Prince Henry fights for redemption amidst swirling uncertainties of allegiances and succession.

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Venue info

This production will take place on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

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Run time

Approximately 2 hours, 50 minutes (including intermission)

Content advisory

This production contains loud noises, haze, suggestive content and depictions of physical violence. For more information, call the Box Office at 612.377.2224.

Age recommendation

We recommend this production for ages 12 and up.


ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Post-play discussions

Join us after select performances for a 20-minute conversation facilitated by Guthrie staff. Cast members may join the discussion as they are able.

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Digital program and play guide

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Stephanie Anne Bertumen

Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester/Lady Mortimer

Jasmine Bracey

Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester

Dustin Bronson

Ned Poins

John Catron

Harry Percy

Charity Jones

Lord Chief Justice

Jimmy Kieffer

Sir John Falstaff

Kurt Kwan

Peto/Travers/Earl of Warwick

Erin Mackey


Tracey Maloney

Doll Tearsheet/Lady Percy

Melissa Maxwell

Earl of Westmoreland

Bill McCallum

Nym/Owen Glendower/Lord Morton

Tyler Michaels King

John, Prince of Lancaster/Sir Edmund Mortimer

Daniel José Molina

Prince Henry

Em Rosenberg

Traveler/King Henry's Page/Earl of Surrey

Sophina Saggau

Hotspur's Servant/Lord Chief Justice's Servant/Messenger

Eric Sharp

Thomas, Duke of Clarence/Sir Richard Vernon

Lanise Antoine Shelley

Sir Walter Blunt/Hostess Quickly

William Sturdivant

King Henry IV

U. Jonathan Toppo


David Whalen

Earl of Douglas/Pistol

Stephen Yoakam

Henry Percy, Duke of Northumberland

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William Shakespeare


Joseph Haj


Jan Chambers

Scenic Designer

Trevor Bowen

Costume Designer

Heather Gilbert

Lighting Designer

Mikaal Sulaiman

Sound Designer

Jack Herrick


Carla Steen

Resident Dramaturg

Sara Becker

Vocal Coach

U. Jonathan Toppo

Fight Director

Karl Alphonso

Stage Manager

Tree O'Halloran

Stage Manager

Jason Clusman

Assistant Stage Manager

Olivia Louise Tree Plath

Assistant Stage Manager

Lavina Jadhwani

Associate Director

Annie Enneking


Jennifer Liestman

Resident Casting Director

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Photo: William Sturdivant and Daniel José Molina (Dan Norman)

Photo: William Sturdivant (Dan Norman)

Photo: The cast of Henry IV (Dan Norman)

Photo: The cast of Henry IV (Dan Norman)

Photo: William Sturdivant and David Whalen (Dan Norman)

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