Saturday August 24th, 7:30pm
Get the inside scoop on Hal & Falstaff during this informal and informative Foolish event!
a Company of Fools’ Artistic Director, Scott Florence will discuss the history and background of the four plays that together will be adapted to bring about Hal & Falstaff and director Margo MacDonald will share the artistic vision and inspiration behind this 10th Anniversary Torchlight Shakespeare: Torchlight Too production. Cast members will be on hand to provide a sneak peek performance of snippets from the play and set and costume renderings by designer Vanessa Imeson will be on display. Attendees are invited to mingle and get to know the artists behind Hal & Falstaff over refreshments and refreshing conversation. An evening not to be missed!
When: Saturday August 24th
Location: New Edinburgh Community and Arts Centre, 255 MacKay Street
Cost: $20 suggested donation. Student and Artist pricing available. Ticket price includes refreshments.
Seating is limited. To avoid disappointment advance tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite
Or, get in touch with us to reserve your seat.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-863-7529
Torchlight Too: Hal & Falstaff directed by Margo MacDonald plays September 3-22 at three different indoor venues across the city!
Hal & Falstaff: the Prodigal Prince and the Lord of Misrule.
Henry (Harry or Hal) Monmouth (later Henry V): Scoundrel, lay-about, party animal; friend to cut- purses, prostitutes and thieves; player of practical jokes, shirker of responsibility (‘hakuna mutata’ was his creed); Prince, heir apparent, soldier; and eventually, a pretty good king.
Sir John Falstaff: that enormous and well-loved con-man, coward and gad-about-town; grifter, pretender, liar and thief; the Lord of Misrule.
Theirs is a friendship doomed to fall. For when the Prince rises to be King, he must embrace rule and order. What room then for an old and unrepentant lay-about, the very embodiment of disorder itself?
An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 with bits of Henry V, delivered with battles, sword fights, kissing and quaffing – along with some mighty fine speeches.