4 Epic Plays in 1 Epic Night
April 27 – May 28, 2016
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:00 | Saturdays at 5PM


“Watching Irondale’s  ‘1599’ was a thrilling experience, the acting really superb.  The production also underscored the ways in which the four plays, which Shakespeare wrote in an inspired burst, are in conversation with each other.”  – James Shapiro, author A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599

An Epic Landscape – literally

In the spirit of its alice… Alice… ALICE!, the company takes you on a journey and adventure that moves you through all the nooks and crannies of  Irondale’s  stunning space–4 plays, 4 locations, 1 incredible story.

Henry V, Julius Caesar, As You Like It Hamlet—together they form one spellbinding drama tracing the journey of one mythic hero as he transforms through four plays and four characters moving from youthful idealist  to a madman ending his journey in hopeless chaos. In this momentous month long run, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Irondale presents the epic four-play cycle, offering  audiences to experience, for the first time, the four plays Shakespeare wrote in that amazing year of 1599 as one searing evening of theatre.

World Premiere

MEET THE CAST AND CREW of the 1599 project

Read what the audience is saying about the 1599 project

1599 Project Press

1599 Project

April 27 – May 28, 2016

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:00 | Saturdays at 5PM


Irondale has teamed up with Brooklyn caterer Naturally Delicious to offer a Shakespearean-inspired box dinner for your evening.

TICKETS WITH DINNER must be ordered at least FOUR business days in advance.

(Please note that intermission will not be long enough to eat dinner in a local restaurant.)


Irondale’s As You Like Intermission Supper

Julius Caesar Salad
Romaine & Kale
Garlic Croutons & Creamy Dressing
Aged Parmesan

Hamlet’s “To Be or Not To Be”
Grilled Market Vegetables
Fresh Brooklyn Mozzarella & Basil
Aged Balsamic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Henry the V’s Couscous Salad
Saffron Pearl Couscous with Farro & Barley
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Baby Spinach & Black Olives

Shakespeare’s Favorite Dessert
Rustic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie


1599 running time: 4:00 hours including two intermissions and a 20-minute picnic break.