Tom Hanks Brings His Heavyweight Talent to Shakespeare’s Falstaff in ‘Henry IV’

Tom Hanks Brings His Heavyweight Talent to Shakespeare’s Falstaff in ‘Henry IV’
Tom Hanks took to the stage last weekend as we’ve never seen him before — in a fat suit as a barreling and rambunctious drunk.

No, he wasn’t appearing in a “Saturday Night Live” skit, but instead bringing one of William Shakespeare’s most iconic comedic characters to life: John Falstaff in the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ production of “Henry IV,” now playing through July 1.

While the Oscar winner consistently captivated in his L.A. stage debut as the overweight, vain and boastful cowardly knight who befriends the future king of England, the outdoor setting for the play could not have been more tranquil.

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The intimate stage at the Japanese Garden on the West Los Angeles Va Campus had a natural wooded backdrop, twinkling lights and bubbling streams that swept
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