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KISS ME, KATE, American musical theatre’s greatest tribute to the Bard is the second play of our 2015-2016 Season!

STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, director of current hit MAN OF LA MANCHA and last season's hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM helms KISS ME, KATE, the winner of the first ever Tony Award® for Best Musical, featuring such classic numbers as “So In Love” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.”

Learn more about the season: http://goo.gl/xHdkRt

Purchase or renew your season tickets by calling:
The Box Office
202.547.1122
Monday - Sunday, 12 - 6 p.m.

OR

The Subscriptions Office
202.608.6347
Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m.
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“Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember…”

"Who doesn’t know the opening line of the Quixote novel? If you had the chance to go to school in a Hispanic country, chances are you have heard these words –or have memorized them, as I have."

Read STC Sales Associate and ASIDES Editorial Intern Jessica L. Peña Torres' post on the influence that is Don Quixote: http://goo.gl/ZLPQ1F
In recognition of Cervantes' legacy, we at STC want to extend our content to the Spanish-speaking community. We asked Jessica Peña Torres, STC Sales Associate and ASIDES Editorial Intern, to share her thoughts on Man of La Mancha, in her native language. (Para leer en Español, haga click aquí.) ...
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The Teen Critic Program at Shakespeare Theatre Company allows high school students interested in theatre, journalism and/or critical writing the opportunity to learn how to view productions with a critical eye and write a savvy, persuasive theatre review. 
The Teen Critics attend each production, receive a press packet, preferred press seating and have the opportunity to meet with professional theatre critics from local newspapers before writing their own reviews. 

Read some excerpts from their reviews of MAN OF LA MANCHA: http://goo.gl/vYxWul

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The Teen Critic Program at Shakespeare Theatre Company allows high school students interested in theatre, journalism and/or critical writing the opportunity to learn how to view productions with a critical eye and write a savvy, persuasive theatre review. The Teen Critics attend each production, ...
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The cast of MAN OF LA MANCHA wishing William Shakespeare a Happy Birthday!

(certainly the most on-pitch version we've ever heard).
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Amber Iman (Aldonza) and Nehal Joshi (Sancho) stopped by "Let's Talk Live" on ABC7 to talk about what makes MAN OF LA MANCHA so riveting. 

Watch: http://goo.gl/jCfPaj

For MAN OF LA MANCHA tickets & informaton: http://goo.gl/7e6iKE

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A bold, new SALOMÉ starts our 15-16 Season

Yaël Farber returns after directing our 2013 presentation of MIES JULIE, to direct her new adaptation of SALOMÉ. Farber draws on ancient biblical and pagan texts, evocative sound and physicality, and Oscar Wilde’s mystery play to shape this world premiere production.

Learn more about the season: http://goo.gl/XKJuZj

Purchase or renew your season tickets by calling:

The Box Office
202.547.1122
Monday - Sunday, 12 - 6 p.m.

OR              

The Subscriptions Office
202.608.6347
Monday - Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. 
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"MAN OF LA MANCHA is a tribute by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh to Miguel de Cervantes’ DON QUIXOTE. The musical is an adaptation, more of a “reading” than an attempted recreation of the novel, but it captures the spirit and much of the tone of the original. ... 

They add songs, they portray dual realities (or dual fictions), and, notably, they bring in a flesh-andblood Aldonza/Dulcinea—only alluded to in DON QUIXOTE—to interact with the knight and his squire. They combine an intense idealism (see “The Impossible Dream”) with comedy and with an ever-lurking reality. As with Cervantes, their Don Quixote is ludicrous, off-putting, and indisputably appealing. One laughs at him, cares about him, and, surprisingly, suffers when he suffers."

Read the entire excerpt of Edward Friedman's article about MAN OF LA MANCHA: http://goo.gl/NkWnz7

MAN OF LA MANCHA must end this Sunday, May 3! --> http://goo.gl/ORqUnZ
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We're going on a real quest errant!

Throughout the run of STC’s hit musical MAN OF LA MANCHA, a collection of rare and antique editions of Cervantes’s DON QUIXOTE has been on display in the Harman Lobby, accompanied by art and artifacts inspired by the story. This collection has sparked conversation about the collectors and their international travels in pursuit of these exceptional objects.

This Sunday, May 3rd at 4:30 p.m. hear the inspiring story of how the collection came to be: http://goo.gl/X7hzwb
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New rule: all theatre MUST be reviewed while wearing a cape.

+IainLovesTheatre reviewed MAN OF LA MANCHA! Watch: https://youtu.be/KY1aTX7UCtI

MAN OF LA MANCHA ends this Sunday! Get your tickets before it's too late: http://goo.gl/ZU3mdd
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MAN OF LA MANCHA's creative team wanted a realistic broadsword but it had to bend without breaking or being all wobbly.

STC Props Painter/Sculptor Eric Hammesfahr was on the case: http://goo.gl/wpVMoy

MAN OF LA MANCHA ends next Sunday, May 3! For tickets: http://goo.gl/L9055y

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How the Trick Sword was Made. Special contribution from Eric Hammesfahr, Props Painter/Sculptor. One of the swords in Man of La Mancha had to bend unnaturally as part of an effect. It needed to bend in a “U” shape then snap back into shape. TrickSword1 Although the creative team had a particular ...
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Anthony Warlow: "I love observing people, especially older people. I’m a character actor, and I incorporate these ticks, movements that I observe into my performances. I’ve had people say 'that’s not really how they would move,' but I think you’ll notice them if you really observe the movements in everyday life."

Read DC Metro Theater Arts' interview with Anthony Warlow where he talks about his career and playing Cervantes/Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA: http://goo.gl/k3KaVq

For MAN OF LA MANCHA tickets & information: http://goo.gl/AutmW0

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Anthony Warlow is wowing DC area audiences as well as the local critics with his performance of Cervantes and Don Quixote in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Man of La Mancha. It’s a great honor to interview one of my favorite performers, singers, and actors. Joel: How are you enjoying your stay in DC so far and …
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Since MAN OF LA MANCHA is set in a Spanish Inquisition prison, Marcos Santana, MAN OF LA MANCHA's Choreographer, and David Leong, MAN OF LA MANCHA's Fight Director, were intent on giving the show a sweaty, gritty edge with just a touch of Flamenco-inspired movement.

In this video hear from Director Alan Paul and members of the cast about taking on Santana's and Leong's vision: https://youtu.be/X7uMaudpOq0

Want to learn some of those movement techniques yourself? This Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m., Ceasar Barajas who plays Pedro and is MAN OF LA MANCHA's Fight Captain, is teaching a musical theatre dance class: http://goo.gl/ltgkN5

For MAN OF LA MANCHA tickets & information: http://goo.gl/7j5gVo

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Groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.
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The mission of the Shakespeare Theatre Company is to present classic theatre of scope and size in an imaginative, skillful and accessible American style that honors the playwrights’ language and intentions while viewing their work through a 21st-century lens.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company produces and presents award-winning plays in its two venues in downtown Washington D.C., attracting many theatre-goers from D.C., Maryland, Virginia and from around the world. As a non-profit arts organization our education programs bring classical theatre experiences, critical discussions and vital academic resources into area schools and communities. 

We also host a number of other arts organizations who perform world class dance, music, and much more. 

Explore the world of STC and purchase tickets at www.ShakespeareTheatre.org.