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Tom Hanks Will Be Falstaff Opposite Rita Wilson in Limited Run of 'Henry IV'

Daniel Sullivan will direct the summer staging at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will return to The Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles VA Campus June 5–July 1 with a new production entitled Henry IV.

Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan (Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, Henry IV condenses two of Shakespeare's plays: Sullivan has distilled the exploits of Falstaff and his ne’er-do-well protégé Prince Hal from Henry IV Parts One and Two into one evening.

The cast will be headed by Oscar winner Tom Hanks as Falstaff and Rita Wilson, with additional cast members to be announced. Tom Ware is the executive producer.

Opening night is scheduled for July 1.

The Shakespeare Center, in partnership with West LA VA, has also arranged to set aside 2,000 tickets for eligible veterans and active members of the military free of charge.

Click here for the full article published by Andrew Gans on February 13, 2018.