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“Great fun and excellent acting”

Shakespeare Theatre Company
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Owner description: 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.
Philadelphia
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“Great fun and excellent acting”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I just returned from a trip to DC and thoroughly enjoyed a production of HEIR APPARENT at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. This play has excellent actors and was a great deal of fun.

Visited September 2011
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed 27 May 2011

I saw "old times" when I went and it was great. An amazing time for anyone interested in the peforming arts. The ticket price was economical too. Only $15 for me to go. I believe you receive a discount if your under 35 years old. Very well done and a must see in dc.

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Northern VA
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“The best Shakespeare Company in America”
Reviewed 16 February 2009

If you like Shakespeare, come to Washington. DC's Shakespeare Theater is the best in America and ranked #3 in the world. New York is known for musicals, Chicago for improv and cutting edge theater. DC is known as the home of classical theater in America, and the Shakespeare Theater is the best among four DC area companies who perform nothing but classical theater. Shakespeare Theater's success is due to Artistic Director Michael Kahn, and its great resident cast of actors: Floyd King, David Sabin, Ed Gearo, Patrick Page, Colleen Delany, Franchelle Stewart Dorn, Emery Battis, Helen Carey, Ted van Griethuysen, Andrew Long, and others. Guest actors have included: Wallace Acton, Jane Alexander, Elizabeth Ashley, André Braugher, Avery Brooks, Dixie Carter, Pat Carroll, Harry Hamlin, Hal Holbrook, Tom Hulce, Stacy Keach, Sabrina LeBeauf, Kelly McGillis, Jean Stapleton, Patrick Stewart, Richard Thomas, Geraint Wyn Davies, and Paul Winfield. Many distinguished guest directors included: Mary Zimmerman, Gale Edwards, Keith Baxter, Stephen Wadsworth, and others. Shakespeare Theater has a 400+ seat theater and a new 700+ seat theater; so they may have two productions on-going at the same time. Both are located in Penn Quarter. They also stage a free-for-all in Fall.

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