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We’re thrilled to announce five intriguing international productions as part of next season’s STC Present Series! Right now they are available exclusively to 2012-2013 full-season subscribers. Get tickets today.
Read an excerpt of Peter Marks’ article about the STC Presents Series in The Washington Post (Tuesday, April 10, 2012).
D.C. theater to toast the plays of England, Scotland, France
by Peter Marks
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As if Washington’s lively bar scene were not already packed with drama, it is soon going to be the setting for an actual one.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, staging a play for the first time in a city space not originally intended for theater, plans to take up residence this fall in a D.C. tavern for the run of a show designed for presentation in a pub.
“The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” a piece by British playwright David Greig that garnered enthusiastic reviews at last summer’s Edinburgh Festival, is one of five works from Britain and France that will make up the Shakespeare company’s burgeoning international programming for the 2012-13 season.
Along with its production of “Prudencia Hart,” the National Theatre of Scotland will be bringing back to Sidney Harman Hall this fall its celebrated Iraq War drama, “Black Watch,” a hit in its first visit here in January 2011.
“I, Peaseblossom” and “I, Malvolio,” a pair of solo shows by British actor Tim Crouch, will try to enliven Shakespeare for younger audiences this winter, with the stories of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Twelfth Night,” recounted by characters from the two comedies.
And from Paris, the Lansburgh Theatre will welcome in December a revival of the French-language version of Christopher Hampton’s “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” directed by American actor John Malkovich. He played Valmont opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1988 movie adaptation directed by Stephen Frears. (The offerings are in addition to the company’s regular six-play season.)
In the wake of its successful engagements of works such as “Phedre” in 2009 from the National Theatre in London and “The Great Game: Afghanistan” the following year from Tricycle Theatre, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has filled a vacuum as the city’s most important home for British companies.
Read the full article on The Washington Post‘s website!
Full-season subscribers: get your tickets to the shows today.