England is in chaos. The country’s leaders are about to slug it out in a winner-take-all fight.

And history’s greatest blowhard calls for more wine.

Madison Shakespeare Company’s Henry the Fourth was the center of the Shakespeare’s Rarer Monsters season at the Bartell Theatre, presented February 9-17, 2018, in the Evjue Stage.

Directed by Francisco C. Torres and featuring the following cast:

Prince Hal – Brian McGowan
Hotspur – Ari Pollack
Lady Percy – Martha White
Falstaff – Sam White
Mistress Quickly/Lady Mortimer – Sydney Kleinholz
King Henry IV – Tom Kastle
Blunt – Jake Lange
Lancaster – Mitchell Manar
Worcester – Ned O’Reilly
Douglas – Laura Kochanowski
Vernon – Jason Compton
Poins/Soldier – Annalyse Lapajenko
Bardolph – Tom Amacher
Gadshill – Bryan Royston
Mortimer/Francis/Soldier – Ben Seidensticker
Glendower – Joe Lutz

Watch below for a WORT-FM interview with performers Ari Pollack, Martha White, Ned O’Reilly, and Jason Compton.