King John


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.

Presented by Folger Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$27 - $85

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for students, seniors, military, educators, and groups. 50% off rush tickets available 1-hour prior to each performance (subject to availability).

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Box Office Phone: 202-544-7077

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 10/23/2018 - 12/02/2018
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 10/23/2018 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
  • 10/26/2018 - 8:00pm College Night
  • 10/28/2018 - 7:00pm Press Performance
  • 10/25/2018 - 6:30pm Stage Director Talk
  • 11/15/2018 - 7:30pm Post-Show Talk with Cast
  • 11/01/2018 - 6:30pm Brews & Banter: King John

Extra Performances

  • 11/23/2018 - 2:00pm

Dark Days

  • 10/27/2018 - 2:00pm
  • 10/30/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 11/06/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 11/13/2018 - 7:30pm
  • 11/22/2018 - 7:30pm

Open Caption

  • 11/18/2018 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Akeem Davis The Dauphin
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh Salisbury
Megan Graves Arthur
Howard Overshown King of France
Brian Reisman Ensemble
Kate Eastwood Norris Philip the Bastard
Holly Twyford Constance
Sasha Olinick Pandulph
Brian Dykstra King John
Kate Goehring Queen Eleanor
Alina Collins Maldonado Blanche of Spain
Elan Zafir Hubert
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
Aaron Posner
Costume Designer
Sarah Cubbage
Set Designer
Andrew Cohen
Sound Designer
Lindsay Jones
Lighting Designer
Max Doolittle
Lindsay Jones
Becky Reed, Production Stage Manager
Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg


Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Getting There

  • Capitol South (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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