Presented by Shakespeare East, the production, according to press notes, features "one-hundred years of comedy, tragedy and triumph in 90 minutes from King Richard II, King Henry IV, King Henry V, King Henry VI and Hamlet." Lochtefeld stars as King Henry IV and Sir John Falstaff with Noel Joseph Allain as King Henry V, Shawn Cody as Hotspur, Curt Klump as Henry Percy, Jason Michael Spellbring as Thomas Percy and Kenny Raskin. With selected text by William Shakespeare, the production features additional text and direction by co-star Cody. The creative team also includes Elizabeth Panburn (costume design) and Sam Kassirer (original score). Jake B. Sher and Nick van der Kolk produce.
Erik Lochtefeld has appeared on Broadway in Metamorphoses and Off Broadway in The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. He was seen in the tour of Secret in the Wings, and his television credits include "All My Children" and "Third Watch."
Hal Harry Henry will play 8 PM performances July 27-30 and 2 PM shows July 30-31. The Boston Center for the Arts is located at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at 27 Tremont Street. Tickets, priced at $25, are available by calling (617) 933-8600. For more information visit www.shakespeareeast.com.