King John

The cast of Shakespeare's KING JOHN at Folger Theatre. Teresa Wood
Performance Dates

Secret deals. Threats of mass destruction. Shifting loyalties.
What a difference 800 years makes.

He may be king, but unlike his older brother Richard the Lionheart, John has no stirring nickname, and everyone from the Pope to his own court seem to think his crown is up for grabs. Taking his audience back to the time of the Magna Carta, Shakespeare slyly commented on the politics of his own day. Now director Aaron Posner brings us this toxic brew of ambition and indecision in this rarely staged but timely history. With Kate Eastwood Norris as Philip the Bastard and Holly Twyford as Constance, Arthur’s tragic mother.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes



Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Becky Reed, Production Stage Manager
Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg