|National Theatre of Scotland’s production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. Photo by Drew Farrell.|
This is pretty cool: the District's own Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will be hosting a play set in a tavern, in a tavern. Yes, as in the play will be performed, for its entire run, inside of an actual tavern.
The National Theatre of Scotland’s production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart will be performed at Dupont's Bier Baron Tavern. If you don't recognize the venue, it was formerly named Brickskellar, known for its rather extensive beer list.
The STC has its own stellar venues downtown; Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall. But, this venture into the city seems like a win-win: the alternative space will act as a challenge for the actors with the potential of drawing new theater fans through the venue.
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart will run at Bier Baron from November 13 - December 9, 2012. Bier Barron is located at 1523 22nd Street NW. This is a pub, so if you decide to purchase tickets, remember to carry your ID; everyone's carded upon entry. Under 21? Bring a parent or guardian. And yes, adults can enjoy an adult beverage during the show.