Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Free Shakespeare, If You're Lucky

Harman Hall is once again the place to experience Shakespeare Theater Company's Free for All program this week.  The free performance this year will be the Bard's Twelfth Night.  Last year, I believe they performed Taming of the Shrew as the first FFA at Harman.  Previous Free for Alls were held at Carter Barron Amphitheater in upper NW.

Harman is only blocks from the 42 bus, at the corner of F and 6th Streets NW.  Those further afield can take the Metro to Gallery Place-Chinatown.  

There will be 22 free performances over parts of the next three weeks starting tomorrow at 8:00pm through Sunday September 5.  This includes matinée shows on Saturdays and Sundays.

Bonus: This year there will be no waiting in long, hot, first-come-first-serve lines.  Ticket selection is by lottery.  Good move by STC.  Just go to this page and click on "Tickets" to read the rules.  Essentially, you enter your name into the lottery the day of the event and a drawing is held at 1:00pm with winners getting a pair of tix for that night's performance.  For matinées, enter the day before.   This all happens electronically and you're notified by email, of course.  

And just to reiterate, it's all free!  Thee is no charge for any performance.  Good luck!