Hanks is cast in a comedic part – the role of Sir John Falstaff. Wilson’s role has not yet been revealed.
The Shakespeare Center will put on 24 performances of “Henry IV” from June 5 to July 1. All performances will take place at the Japanese Garden on the West LA Veterans Affairs Campus.
Last time Tom Hanks appeared on stage, in “Lucky Guy” on Broadway in 2013, he was nominated for a Tony Award.
If you will be in the Los Angeles area for the play’s run, try to get tickets for what is sure to be an excellent performance. Active and retired members of the military may have extra luck with tickets, as 2,000 tickets for the show are reserved for the armed forces.
The play combines Parts 1 and 2 of “Henry IV” and is directed by Daniel Sullivan, a prestigious Tony Award-winner.
A-list couple Hanks and Wilson have long shown a fondness for Shakespeare’s plays and legacy. They have sponsored the Shakespeare Center for 26 years and recently hosted a “Simply Shakespeare” event.