Production History

Henry IV Part I

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By William Shakespeare
October 8 – November 1, 2015
Performed at Open Book and Bedlam Lowertown

Directed by Michelle Hensley

Featuring Michelle Barber, Shá Cage, George Keller, Meghan Kreidler, Thomasina Petrus, Anna Sundberg, Austene Van and Karen Wiese-Thompson

A young prince wrestles with questions of honor in choosing between a boisterous life with drunken thieving friends or fulfilling his father's expectations to become a warrior in battle. These age-old questions get a fresh twist as director Michelle Hensley re-examines the tale through the lens of an all-female cast.

"…engaging from start to finish." — Star Tribune

"Let not the art die!" — Male Inmate

"I didn’t feel like I could do something before, but now I think maybe I can." — Client at Cornerstone Advocacy

"The venue, the intimacy, the minimalistic set and props allowed focus on the performance, as it should be. And what performers. Fierce. All in all I was blown away." — Jay at Moorhead Public Library

"...deft direction…the various actors fully embrace the driving forces and contradictions of Henry, Hal, Falstaff, and the other men who inhabit their world." — City Pages

"From the opening scene, I was totally engaged with this struggle between families and political entities for power. In all honestly, I did not expect to be able to follow the story completely and I was amazed." — Linda at Rondo Outreach Library

“This is amazing and it feels really special that you all are here. I can’t wait to make an effort to see you all again in the future when I’m back on my feet.” — Client at Cornerstone Advocacy

“I can’t believe that all just happened right in front of us!” — Client at Minneapolis VA Health Care Systems

"Every once in a while I see a Shakespeare play that completely redefines the way I see a particular play…That feeling of surprise and wonderment was just recently repeated at Henry IV Part I…" — Aisle Say

“Best theatre experience I've had in years…Ten Thousand Things is the real deal. This production was superior on so many levels. The casting, the acting, THE FIGHT SCENES were unparalleled."  — Kathleen at Open Book

“This is one of the best performances I have seen in my entire life, and I've seen a lot of theater.” — Fun Fun at Open Book

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    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

  • Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

  • Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

  • Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

  • Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

  • Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

  • Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

  • Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015

    Henry IV Part 1 October-November 2015