August 03, 2023

Henry IV, Part 1

by William Shakespeare, translated by Yvette Nolan, and directed by Waylon Lenk.
November 3, 4, 5 & 9, 10, 11



Henry IV, Pt. 1

Written by William Shakespeare

Translated by Yvette Nolan

Directed by Waylon Lenk

November 3rd, 7:30pm
November 4th, 7:30pm
November 5th, 2pm

November 9th, 7:30pm
November 10th, 7:30pm
November 11th, 7:30pm

King Henry IV is preparing for war to defend his crown from the upstart Hotspur. But his son, Prince Hal, is too busy languishing in taverns and brothels with the roguish Falstaff to bother with politics. Will Hal continue to wallow in dissolution or will he finally stand up for his inheritance and his family?


Tickets can be purchased online by following the link below. Tickets can also be purchased at our box office, Wednesday through Friday, 1:00-5:00pm the week of performances, and one hour before performances beginning November 3rd. Phone reservations for non-campus ticket purchasers only (503-768-7495).

Tickets available soon.

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 L&C Faculty/Staff/Alums, Sr. Citizens, Non L&C Students
  • $5 L&C Students
  • $8 Groups of 10 or more


About Play On Shakespeare

Play On Shakespeare is a nonprofit company promoting and creating contemporary modern translations of Shakespeare’s plays. Since its inception in 2015, Play On Shakespeare has commissioned dozens of contemporary playwrights and translators to translate 39 Shakespeare plays into modern English, with a majority of the commissions being helmed by BIPOC and womxn playwrights. Far from a paraphrasing exercise, each playwright was tasked with matching Shakespeare’s linguistic rigor as they approached the text, preserving rhyme, rhythm, metaphor, meter, imagery, symbolism, rhetoric, and the structure that make Shakespeare’s plays engaging and accessible to today’s audience. Play On Shakespeare partners with artists and organizations across the globe to deliver and advocate for these translations through theatrical productions, podcasts, and publications. For more information, visit

Play On Shakespeare is made possible through generous support of the Hitz Foundation.

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