Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Julius Caesar is This Year's Shakespeare Free for All

Harman Hall in DC's Penn Quarter
Shakespeare Theatre Company continues a tradition this week with its Free for All series. Each summer the company offers a production free of charge. That's right, no cost to you. Of course demand has always outstripped supply, so there are various ways to get in on the free theater, including a lottery.

Julius Caesar is, yes, about the conspiracy to assassinate the Roman leader and the trappings of power at the highest levels, among other themes. We weren't tasked to read it in high school, but this probably would have trumped the others, if only because it's based in the truth of a rather sensational and sordid story. 

The free shows are at various times, starting this Thursday August 18 until September 4. You can get free tickets by standing on line before the show, entering an online lottery, or through give-aways from STC. Visit this page on STC's website for all the details. Shows will take place at Sidney Harman Hall at 610 F Street NW. Good luck and enjoy!