the making of a king:

henry IV (parts 1&2) + henry V in rotating rep

co-directed by joseph haj & mike donahue

playmakers repertory company, jan 28 - march 4, 2012

an epic coming-of-age tale that follows the education of young prince hal from his unpromising start in bawdy houses and taverns under the tutelage of the larger-than-life sir john falstaff to his rise as one of england’s greatest monarchs, king henry V. travel from palaces to battlefields, from civil war in britain to battles in the "vasty fields of france" on another of playmakers’ great journeys. michael winters, a favorite from tv’s gilmore girls and last seen at playmakers as king lear in 2004, plays falstaff.

photos: jon gardiner


“Staged with wit and imagination”

-Robert W. McDowell, Triangle Arts & Entertainment

‘Critics Pick’

-Byron Woods, Independent Weekly

“An engrossing, 6-hour event that’s worth the effort!”

-Katherine Proctor, The Daily Tarheel


by william shakespeare / designed by: jan chambers (set), jennifer caprio (costumes), jennifer tipton (lights), mark lewis (composer), ryan j. gastelum (sound), craig turner (fights), john patrick (voice) / with: michael winters, shawn fagan, cody nickell, jeff cornell, ray dooley, kelsey didion, tania chelnov-snitow, john allore, pat mchugh, nathaniel p. claridad, kathy hunter-williams, dee dee batteast, matt garner, david mcclutchey, josh tobin, j. alphonse nicholson, david adamson, john dreher, katie paxton, maren searle, brandon garegnani, brett bolton, harry harris, nilan johnson / co-directed by joseph haj & mike donahue