WSC Avant Bard -- the new, edgier, fitting name for the old Washington Shakespeare Company -- presents a one-evening adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays Henry IV, Parts One and Two, under the rubric The Mistorical Hystery of Henry (I)V. The plays gave to the world the enduringly popular character Sir John Falstaff. Tom Mallan adapts and directs the works. To Dec. 4. Artisphere Black Box, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. Tickets are $25 to $35. Call 703-418-4808 or visit artisphere.com or wscavantbard.org.