Shakespeare Theatre Company’s summer giveaway – traditionally held at the outdoor Carter Barron Amphitheatre – will move to Sidney Harman Hall for 2009. This year’s free production will run from August 27th to September 12 and will be a remount of their highly acclaimed 2007 production of The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman.
“The Free For All is a much loved Washington tradition,” said Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. “Since it was founded in 1991, more than 560,000 people have enjoyed our free performances of Shakespeare. By moving the Free For All to downtown’s centrally located Sidney Harman Hall, we will improve access to these performances, thanks to our proximity to three metro lines and numerous bus lines. We also will be able to mount Free For All productions with the same rich production values you experience at all of our mainstage shows..”
Day-of tickets will be available online and in person at the box office. Friends of Free For All and subscribers will be able to reserve advance tickets. More details will be announced at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s website.