Sir John Falstaff — a lazy, gluttonous, boastful, selfish, lying, debauched old knight — is universally beloved as one of William Shakespeare’s greatest creations. But how did Falstaff get to be Falstaff? What was he like as a young man? How did he become a knight? How did he meet young Prince Hal? And, most importantly, was he ever truly in love?
Find out in this hilarious prequel to the Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays, commissioned by the highly respected Oregon Shakespeare Festival and premiering in full production at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts just in time for the holidays. Written by Scott Kaiser.