ISC Repertory Season 2019
at The Swan Theater

 
 
Henry the Fourth Part One • The Swan Theater • International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe

Henry the Fourth

Henry the Fourth, Part One, is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. As a sequel to Richard the Second, the noblemen (the Percy family) who helped Bolingbroke become Henry the Fourth are now disgruntled and feeling unappreciated, so they plot to put Mortimer on the throne (Richard had appointed Mortimer as his heir). Prince Hal (the future Henry the Fifth) roisters in the taverns, while his father compares him to another Henry, Henry Percy, known as Hotspur. And of course we have the inimitable Falstaff.

Parallel views of the noblemen going to war and the lower class going to war offer amazing commentary on war and equality, honor and dishonor, cowardice and valor, as well as father figures.

“We are treated to complex, antithetical perspectives on questions of life, honor, and duty as we meander from the council chambers of the king to the taverns of Eastcheap, from a flea-infested inn on a country road to the bloody battlefield of Shrewsbury. It is a play about honor, friendship, rebellion, love, duty, and copious amounts of sack.”
—Ariana Karp, director

Performance dates:
Thursday • August 22 • 7:30 p.m • Opening night reception after the show
Saturday • August 24 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • August 30 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • September 1 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • September 5 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • September 7 • 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:
$25 General admission
$20 Seniors
$15 Students

International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe • Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s most remarkable plays. It is dark and disturbing, and the characters have very difficult choices to make.

The Duke of Vienna leaves town, leaving Angelo in charge, a man seemingly upright and moral, until he confronts a young nun, Isabel. Her brother is going to be executed for fornication with his beloved (and very pregnant) fiancée. There is one way that Isabel can save her brother, but at the cost of her soul.

“Measure for Measure encourages us to consider our human flaws and question what justice is, how nature may overthrow the intellect, the pros and cons of mercy—is it strength or weakness, the value (or lack of) in strict and proscriptive laws, the workings of the heart in matters of conscience.”
—Caryl Farkas, Director

Performance dates:
Friday • August 23 • 7:30 p.m • Opening night reception after the show
Sunday • August 25 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • August 29 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • August 31 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday • September 6 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • September 8 • 2 p.m.

Tickets:
$25 General admission
$20 Seniors
$15 Students


Pre- and Post-


Show Discussions

Join us in a two-hour pre-show synopsis and discussion and a two-hour post-show discussion for these important plays. Led by Robin Williams and the directors, Ariana Karp and Caryl Farkas. Hear about the lighting design, stage design, costumes, visit backstage and the dressing rooms, and more. The post-show discussions include several actors as well.

So there are THREE events for each play: two talks and a performance. You can join us for one, two, or three of the events for each play. You do not have to buy a performance ticket on the days listed—those days are just recommended because they are between the talks.


Measure for Measure

Pre-show discussion Measure for Measure • $10 at the door • Thursday • August 22 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Performance Measure for Measure Friday Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. OR
Sunday Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.

Post-show discussion Measure for Measure • $10 at the door • Monday • August 26 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon.


Henry the Fourth

Pre-show discussion Henry the Fourth Part One • $10 at the door • Thursday • August 29 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Performance Henry the Fourth Part One • Friday Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. OR Sunday Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.

Post-show discussion Henry the Fourth Part One • $10 at the door • Monday • September 2 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon.


All pre- and post-show discussions and the performances will be in The Swan. 1213-B Parkway Drive, Santa Fe, NM

Questions or to reserve a spot: Email robin@InternationalShakespeare.center