Bard Fest presents: The Life and Death of King John

October 7 - 16, 2022

“How far would you go to obtain power? The Life and Death of King John is a rare Shakespearean gem that delves into the action-packed and politically nuanced life of Shakespeare’s “Bad King.” Join us in the Shelton Theatre for this adventure you won’t soon forget.”

Glenn Dobbs, Artistic Director, Bard Fest Indy

Come and let Bard Fest present for you the rarely produced early Shakespeare story of King John. John was a vain, hedonistic, and volatile ruler. When his rule is questioned, the threat sets in motion a powerful tale of rebellion, assassination, excommunication, and attempted assassination of a child. All in the pursuit of power.

Critically acclaimed director Mr. Doug Powers (The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet) directs this vibrant and impactful production of one of Shakespeare’s rarest histories about one of England’s most maligned monarchs.

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Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.