Pirandello’s Henry IV

By Luigi Pirandello
Adapted by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Steven Woolf

February 08 - March 10 , 2006

2005-2006 Mainstage Season

The Story

Pirandello’s play is a masterpiece of love and jealousy, psychosis and self-awareness, brought to new life with flair and humor by Tom Stoppard. An Italian nobleman falls from his horse during a historical re-enactment, awakening to believe he actually is his character, the medieval German emperor, King Henry IV. For two decades, everyone indulges his “madness.” He lives in a fantasy world, an illusion engineered by his family, complete with an 11th-century castle and a retinue of costumed courtiers. But his family now believes they can cure him and have come back to shock him into the 21st century, only to receive a shock of their own.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Narelle Sissons
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Covey
Lighting Designer: Mary Jo Dondlinger
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis
Casting: Rich Cole


Alex Burkart (Landolf)
Nathan Lee Burkart (Harold)
Will Davis (Ordulf)
Matt Timme (Bertold)
Keith Perry (Giovanni)
Dan Domingues (Di Nolli)
Lori Prince (Frida)
Jerry Vogel (Belcredi)
John Thomas Waite (Doctor)
Susan Wands (Matilda)
Andrew Long (Henry IV)

Kevin Kline Awards


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Andrew Long, Pirandello's Henry IV